Normatec for better leg days
There are many reasons why you should not skip leg days: high calorie burn, reduced risk of injury, etc. But people still tend to skip them because of the pain and suffering involved the day after.
The Normatec Pulse 2.0 can speed up recovery and reduce the risk of pain and suffering as a result of training legs.
It a uses a dynamic compression system i.e. by inflating and squeezing through areas from your feet to your hips to increase circulation, remove excess fluid, increase mobility, and helps you recover faster.
The pulsing action mimics the muscle pump of the legs to enhance the movement of fluid after a workout. It also prevents fluid back flow by working with the body's natural circulatory flow.
Using the Normatec is easy enough. All you have to do it put them on, choose the mode and the part of your leg you want to focus on, set the time (10 minutes to an hour) and the level of compression, and relax.
Normatec Pulse 2.0 vs 1.0
Normatec Pulse 2.0 compared to Normatec Pulse 1.0:
- is smaller and lighter
- can connect to an iOS or Android app via bluetooth to change settings
- can connect to Strava
- has touchscreen LCD screen
- is cheaper
- has lower battery life
Not just for legs
Normatec sells hip and arm packages as well. Their most popular is the leg version because it's where many people seem to have problems with.
The problem with Normatec Pulse 2.0 is that it's very expensive at $1295. The 1.0 version retails at $1,495.
A good alternative at $995 is Rapid Reboot. It has been compared to Normatec and the reviews are positive.
If you want something cheaper, go for the Speed Hound at $650 or percussive tools like the Theragun and Hypervolt.
- Boost recovery
- Gives you ‘fresh legs'
- Can connect to your phone
- Very relaxing
Normatec has been around for a long time and many atletes, both professionals and non-professionals, swear by it. It is quite expensive though and there are other alternatives if you can't justify the price.
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