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RecoveryLounge...where recovery is a priority...and a pleasure.

AT’s & athletes alike know the constant rigors of training will break the body and muscles down before building them up. One of the most under-appreciated aspects of the training formula is recovery and it’s often this very distinction that separates the top athletes from the pack. How you recover after every training session and competition makes a big difference in your performance the next day. This is why elite sports teams have been establishing an environment where recovery is a priority...and a pleasure.

With over 25 years of experience behind our true gradient, sequential pneumatic compression devices, RecoveryPump® has defined and continues to set the standard for aggressive muscle recovery.

Work with our recovery specialists to design the perfect RecoveryLounge® for your athletes. Choose from a variety of our versatile garments to find which products best suite your athlete’s needs. With the help of our designers and Recovery specialists, you can plan out your recovery tools, layout & customizations. 

 

You and your team can start experiencing the benefits of a RecoveryLounge® in just 3 easy steps!

01. Choose your products

RecoveryPump® sets the global standard for advanced dynamic compression with unique features and a versatile garment selection. Our garment selection unlike anyone in the market! Our innovative garments help you to target muscle groups ranging from toes to shoulders and everywhere in between.

 

02. Plan your space

Our designers can help you plan out your space with virtual 3d layouts of your potential recovery room.

03. Customize it!

Why not fill your recovery environment with a little team spirit! Customize the Luxe Lounge Chairs with your logo, add a custom designed wall wrap and more!

 

Let’s make recovery a priority and get your team set up with a RecoveryLounge® today!

Are you forgetting one of the 4 key components of performance? That's Naughty!

Some athletes & fitness enthusiast might focus on nutrition, training & sleep, but what about Recovery? All these points are equally essential to keep you performing at the top of your game. If you don’t take the steps to properly recover, you may set yourself back or even worse, give yourself an injury.  Don't make that mistake...

Just use RecoveryPump, it’s easy. Step into your boots, put on your favorite show, kick back & relax while RecoveryPump does its work. RecoveryPump will help reduce any pain & swelling, increase your circulation, increase your joint mobility and improve your bodies healing of soft tissue & bones. Train Hard, Recovery Happy. 

Are you Naught or Nice?

Be nice to yourself and take advantage of 10% off all RecoveryPump products by using promo code Nicelist at checkout.


Using RecoveryPump is proven to:  

  • Reduce Pain & swelling caused by intense exercise  
  • Improve your body’s circulation which helps to speed up your bodies mechanism to remove waste & lactic acid build up.  
  • Increase Joint Mobility  
  • Improve Soft tissue & bone healing  
  • Accelerate Recovery  

 

Don't waste time getting back on your "A" game. Train hard, Recover Happy.

#TeamNater Races Across America

 

As a track sprinter on the velodrome, I am used to going 100% and doing everything I can to turn myself inside out. My typical efforts in training are between 20 and 40 seconds long and by the time I am done I often have a headache and a sudden urge to throw up. Pushing this hard did not come natural. To be able to push to this extent, it takes years of training and experience, and as the saying goes, "The stronger you get the more it hurts." So needless to say, I am a glutton for punishment… Maybe that's why I jumped on the opportunity to be a part of Race Across America 2017!

 

In the beginning of 2017, my brother James approached me to see if I'd be interested in joining the Oceanside Police Department team for Race Across America. Of course there was some slight hesitation, being a sprinter on the velodrome, but this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that I knew I needed to jump on. Since my training is typically done for races that are less than two minutes long, I needed to understand the strategy and how I would tweak my training to fit. Fortunately for me, I would be riding on an eight man team that is separated into two teams of four riders and put on a rotation. Only one rider rides at a time with the teams of four being on eight hour shift's. During your eight hour shift the four riders rotate who is on the bike every 15 minutes. Although compared to my typical racing, 15 minutes is a very long period, I knew that if done right I would be able to do what is needed to be successful. 

 

The total race distance is just over 3000 miles and the first team to the finish line wins. This means there is a rider on the road 24 hours a day until we reach the finish line. Being on an eight hour shift is nice because you get some rest, but really when all is said and done it only equals about 3 to 4 hours of sleep a day... Sometimes you may start your shift at 2 AM and then finish at 10 AM. That means you have to try to find some sleep in the middle of the day while being transported to the next starting location. Basically it is a sleep and logistical nightmare!

 

On June 17th, we rolled out of Oceanside California in pursuit of Annapolis Maryland. My team of four was on second rotation so we did the initial parade ride for the first few miles and then hopped in the van for a few hours to our starting point. I knew going into this that the riding would be difficult, but the most difficult portions would be the sleep and keeping my legs as fresh as possible. Fortunately for me, I had my new RP Lite system!

 

I had the opportunity to ride in almost every condition imaginable. The first few days through the deserts we did climbing at temperatures above 115° and had tailwinds at night that pushed me to 60 mph. During the rotational period of riding, it is a very strange rhythm. On the bike at 100% effort for 15 minutes until you exchange with the next rider and then get back into the van for 45 minutes. Sometimes in the van it is daytime and everybody is up and talking, and other times it is in the middle of the night and as soon as you get back into the van you fall straight to sleep for the next 45 minutes until it is your turn to race again.

 

It took me a few days to find my rhythm. While driving ahead to our next starting destinations I made sure to have my Recovery Pump boots on for at least an hour to freshen up my legs. Having a whole row to myself in the SUV made this a very comfortable experience. I think at one point I fell asleep with them on for over two hours! Come day four everything starts to go numb. The way you would be able to hurt your legs the first few days became more of a doll ache.

 

Once we got over the Rockies it was Time for some flat fast speeds! We ripped through the farmlands of America passing silos and tractors by the dozens. At this point I had figured out somewhat of a sleeping routine and could feel my energy and power on the bike climbing. Fortunately the temperatures had subsided a bit and the weather was nice. Although majority of the winds were at our back, there were a few instances that proved different. At one point, I was going all out as hard as I could in my aero position, and for my 15 minute interval my average speed was 16 mph… I've never experienced a head wind that literally felt like somebody was pushing me backwards. At times like these it was nice to be able to rely on teammates. When you get on the bike knowing that you're only there for 15 minutes it is easy to turn yourself inside out time after time. I can't even imagine the mindset that the solo riders have to complete this on their own.

 

As we came towards the end of the race, I became that much more reliant on getting in my Recovery Pump boots after each rotation. It always was amazing how the first few squeeze cycles almost felt painful because of how tight and fatigued my legs were. Then five minutes through I wish I was able to get even more pressure because it felt so good. Nothing like having the feeling of an hour massage while sitting in an SUV driving up the road. Along with my Recovery Pump boots I made sure to bring my foam roller. I have noticed that being able to incorporate back flexion is a huge advantage since I am constantly in a back extension position. 

 

Like with any good road trip, the closer you get to your destination the longer time seems to take. Going into our last day seemed like eternity. Starting off at 4am in pouring rain was an experience like I have never had. It was our last rotation and I was sure to turn myself inside out to make it my very best. Although we were not in the mountains, the terrain was extremely undulating. Quick steep short climbs with fun aggressive down hills. Nothing like passing a semi truck going 60 mph in a tucked position through a torrential down pour! Winding through the rural farmlands of Pennsylvania we got closer and closer to Annapolis. It was crazy to think how many experiences and emotions I had felt in those six days. It felt like an eternity, but overnight at the same time.

 

As my last few efforts came to an end I tried to be mindful about the experience I had just undergone. The emotional highs and lows on the bike battling with my own mindset to push as hard as possible. The disagreements with teammates and crew that turned into laughing and a deeper sense of comradery. It is amazing how much can be packed into six days and three hours of racing. 

 

We arrived in Annapolis and secured our third place position. With several what if's throughout the way and scenarios that could've definitely ended our race, we were happy to have finished as well as we did. It was an incredible experience that not only tested my physical strings on the bike, but my mental and emotional capacity is as an athlete as well.

 

Will I do it again? Never say never...

 

- Nate Koch, Professional Cyclists 

@teamnater 

 

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"I'm still in denial of the power of RP! This weekend I had my first 50k trail race. It was the worst mountain to pick as a first because it was 6k feet of elevation, crazy amounts of rocks and a heatwave of 109. By the 30k mark my legs felt thrashed, I was in sooooo much pain. I finished the race and was in even more pain. I didnt want to move. I hopped in the legs for 1.5hrs (watched a movie) and I literally felt new again. I went straight to a music festival afterwards. Unbelievable! Again, I'm still soo happy I made this purchase!

I ended up staying at a runner friends place and had her try them also after her race and she was in shock and is considering buying her own! Fingers crossed that she does. She didnt believe me at first :)

Anyways, I thought i'd share my story with you. I am such a happy customer with these legs so thank you. I'd still be in pain without them."

 

- Robert Herrera

@RobertHerrera3
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2015 Official Hosting Reel
www.iamrobertherrera.com

Winter Approaches for Training

   

     We're quickly approaching winter and many of you are either about to finish off your triathlon seasons or are already finished. Some of you may not have a problem with staying motivated and on track during the winter because you have other sports or activities. Many other athletes struggle their way through the cold months just waiting for the spring. I want to share with you some ideas from my experience to help you to keep your motivation up this winter.

     The first item to discuss is what I think is the number one issue people have with the winter: mindset. I hate the term "off-season". It brings with it connotations of inactivity. I do take downtime for a couple weeks after my last triathlon of the year. For me, that's my "off-season", I do pretty much nothing, eat and drink what I want, and really let loose. I need that time mentally. But after those couple weeks, in my head, off-season is over and now it's preparation for next season. It's a mindset that everyday I have a purpose which is to work on whatever I can to come back better the next year. 

     I've had the privilege to live in a few great places. I grew up and spent the first 22 years of my life in Michigan so I experienced the long drawn out cold and damp winters. I lived 13 years in Austin, Texas so I trained through very mild winters. Finally the last several years, I've lived in Boulder, Colorado so I've experienced some tougher but trainable winters here with a mix of snow, cold, and sunny trainable days.

    You need to learn to focus on what you can do, not what you can't do because of the winter weather. If the weather is nice enough to get outside and ride your bike, then get out and ride your bike! Simple! If it's too cold or snowing, then just get on the trainer and learn to embrace the bike trainer. Focus on your mindset and attitude. When I've thought about the trainer as a tool to get better, it's been mentally easier than if I sit there dreading it and thinking about not liking the trainer. Any time I hear an athlete talking about how much they hate the trainer, I just don't engage in the conversation. Too bad for them, I'm going to embrace it so that I can come out of the winter fit and strong! 

    I will also work in some different activities to keep training interesting. I did a little mountain biking last winter here in Boulder. I didn't do a ton because I didn't want to risk an injury from a bike wreck. I did enjoy it and used it as a way to work on my bike handling skills. One day we had over a foot of snow, so my friend and I biked in the fresh snow on dirt roads. We were sliding all around and fishtailing everywhere. I really became comfortable controlling the bike in a skid. Experiences like this really helped my road bike handling skills this year. I was much more comfortable holding more speed through turns and trusted my ability to control the bike. 

    I've also become a fan of Nordic skiing here in Boulder. I grew up as an ice hockey player so I've found particularly that skate skiing is a great activity. The motion and cardio load is very complimentary to cycling. My old coach was a huge believer in skate skiing. He was Danish and took all of his European pro triathletes on skate skiing camps in the Italian Alps every year to start their fitness build for the year. The motion can be a challenge to learn, but it's a fun activity and can help you build cardio fitness as well as upper and lower body strength.

     I've found it fun to sometimes do a training block focused on a single sport. I tend not to do a huge running block. I like to keep my running steady. I've seen friends try a huge running block in the winter only to get injured from the increased volume and intensity from running. I have done a huge swimming block before and found it helpful. One winter, I took my downtime in November and then did a 4 week swim block before Christmas. Week 1 I swam 30,000 yards, week 2 was 38,000 yards, week 3 was 45,000 yards, and in the final week I made it to 50,000 yards. It was very hard, but I found my swimming on a whole different level that next year. I was doing double swims many days. But it was a way I could try something new and improved myself for the next year.

     As you move into this winter, try first focusing on your mindset. Then try to incorporate some new activities or emphasis in your training to compliment your normal exercise. Remember that this isn't the off season, it's the time for you to prepare yourself for next season!

Train hard!

Patrick

Multitasking 101…with Recovery Boots

Time is our most precious commodity. In this day and age of technology that was supposed to free up more time to enjoy the things in life that matter, it has somehow reduced this commodity. In the ‘old’ days, you weren’t connected at all times to the internet so you were able to decompress without the overstimulation of the internet, TV, social media, etc…You weren’t at your job at all hours of the day, connected every minute in the lives of your friends/acquaintances and more, and getting pounded in every aspect of your life by electronic stimulation. Today, in order to accomplish everything during the course of the day, you need to multitask intelligently. 

Age group and professional athletes need to work even harder at figuring out ways to make their lives more efficient to effectively navigate through all of the different everyday events that are pulling you in multiple directions. As I have stated before, recovery takes discipline and this, unfortunately, becomes one of the most important activities that is squeezed out of an athlete’s day in order to accomplish these other tasks that continually pop up. Life balance, I feel, is very important to happiness and getting through the day. If you can multitask while recovering, you can kill two birds with one stone, hopefully squeezing in more crucial endeavors in a shorter period of time.

Sometimes, what I discuss may seem like common sense, but reiterating it may awaken readers to take a bird’s eye view of their life and make sure they are actually following through on maximizing their time. What I am discussing here is not rocket science; to organize your life, plan efficiently, and reduce pain points is something everyone should be striving for. However, how often do you find yourself lacking the time to do everything that you want to do and having some aspects of your life fall by the wayside? As I stated before, recovery is often the first thing that goes when in fact, it should be one of the most important facets of your day if you want to reach your athletic goals. 

With that being said, be smart about your time and plan your recovery accordingly. Using the Recovery Pump system is one of my main recuperation tools. The rest of this article will focus on how I plan a lot of activities around my time in my Recovery Boots; once again, this exercise is to challenge everyone to look at their lives and figure out where they become more resourceful in their routine to strive for more balance so there is more of that precious time available for what is truly important to you.

We have two areas in our house where I can take my laptop computer and Recovery Boots to accommodate some compression activities at the same time as getting work done for our business. Like most professional triathletes, I am on email and social media applications a lot in the day returning triathlon and training questions, keeping up with friends and family, accomplishing sponsor and business functions, and keeping up on current events. If you can work while you compress and compress while you work, it is a win win situation! I bought a padded stand that I rest on my lap/stomach to balance the computer. Using your mind to reduce business work while recovering your body after a long training session is one of the great advantages of using the Recovery Boots. This follows the trend of employees in work spaces using standup work stations or sitting balls – it’s all about multitasking to improve the body and mind!

Travel is a necessary evil. It is rarely enjoyable, it is always time consuming, and it can hurt your body in ways that can’t be initially felt or seen. If I am traveling with my husband, I use my Recovery Boots at every chance I get in order to help negate the effects of long distance movement and to multitask. Whether we are driving from Auckland to Taupo after a 13 hour flight from San Francisco or driving an hour up to Healdsburg for a bike ride and wine tasting in wine country, I always take my boots for compression. I am able to take them on flights if we have a little more room than your standard Southwest flight. Once landed, if there is a car ride like Las Vegas to St. George, it is the first thing I put on once we have rented a car. Traveling to races or functions is pure dead time so you try to be as productive as you can to help the body or at least cut down on the wear and tear of sitting in one place for multiple hours. 

Another way to keep your life balance is to communicate with your friends and family via phone. Maintaining these relationships takes necessary time so I do plan my weekly phone calls around this recovering luxury and this includes spending time in my Recovery Boots. The time required for healing your body is the perfect occasion to keep solidifying these relationships and catching up on your close ones life events. You can also use these instances of recovery to make those phone calls that you know will take time; where you are put on hold for multiple minutes. These include bill requests, insurance, taxes, etc…Once again, being able to work on your body while lessening these annoying phone calls frees up time! Who is to say you can’t also sit down with popcorn and a movie with your partner or friends in your Recovery Boots; it always is a nice conversation piece!

I know what you are thinking – this is a big infomercial for Recovery Boots. I will tell you, yes, I believe in them that much. It doesn’t have to be a chore to recover; it is a necessity in order for you to be able to train or race again so why not do it diligently and make it a positive situation with multitasking rather than a time drag. You see it on social media on the time that is very cool for people to discuss how much they are training. However, you rarely hear about when people are recovering. The bottom line, in order to keep your chi and happiness in training, you HAVE to recover properly or those posts about training will not be as frequent. Remember, train smarter, not harder and recover harder and then repeat!

- Meredith Kessler, Ironman Champion

www.meredithkessler.com 

www.lifeoftriathlete.com

@mbkessler

Recovery Pump Mid-Year Racing Update

This year, with Kona not part of my race plan, it took a lot of pressure off of having to chase points. I decided to cram the year with 70.3 races. I decided to start the year off with Pucon, Chile - a race I've heard a lot about and always wanted to do. I trained hard over December and January to get fit early for the early season races. That race went according to plan and I was able to pull off my first win of the season. However, starting training so early and not taking  a break much from last year started to take it's toll early. Being so fit early, I decided to chase a couple of the big races early on in the season, the next stop being Dubai. Unfortunately I picked up a bug either there or on the way there and had about as worse a race as you can imagine. Around this time I started to get some issues with my feet. I'd never experience planter before and it was definitely a new experience being injured. I decided to keep training through the pain and from Dubai went on to race Monterray 70.3. I managed to finish 4th there. I got back on a plane for another long haul international flight for Brasil 70.3. Much the same as Dubai, this race was a bit of a disaster. Maybe I'm just getting too old for long flights. After Brasil, I came back to Boulder where I managed to get a bit more training in since the weather was starting to improve. The next race took me back to Galveston to defend my win from the previous year.  Unfortunately on the run, I went the wrong way on the run course, which was a big brain fart on my behalf considering I'd won it the last 2 years. The year started off great but for some reason I just couldn't string together any luck. Racing is sometimes just as much luck as it is fitness. Next up was St. Croix, which is a race I've done 13 out of the last 14 years. Using that experience I managed to finish up with a second for the day, but I really had to dig deep. I think I set a record for the amount of time I spent in the Recovery Boots after a race.  After St. Croix, I settled down to do a big block of training which led me into the Boulder 70.3. I had a decent race and ended up 4th there. The next week, I got back on the plane and headed to Mont Tremblant where I finished 4th again. It seems to be my number for this year. Doing races back to back is probably where Recovery Pump has been most valuable to me this year. A few weeks later I went out to Racine where I finished... yes you guessed it... 4th! With my feet still troubling me and not being able to get the high volume of running in that I needed, I wasn't able to perform how I wanted to at Wiesbaden European Champs. I decided to pull out of World's after that, knowing that my fitness is not where it needs to be to compete at a world championship race. My next race planned is Cozumel 70.3. I've now started an aggressive treatment for my planter, which should hopefully let me get the training in that I need to hit the last half of the season hard. I still have another 5 races to go until the end of the year and I'm looking forward to improving on 4th place. Despite my injuries, I owe a big thanks to Recovery Pump for getting me this far and still able to race. Thanks to Recovery Pump, I've already done more races this year than most athletes do in a full season, so it's been a huge help. Good luck to everyone else for the rest of your season. 


Richie Cunningham

www.richie-cunningham.com

One on One with Professional Triathlete Richie Cunningham

 

"I’m Richie Cunningham. I’ve been a professional tri athlete for nearly 20 years. I come from Australia. Now living in Boulder, CO. Some of my highlights, I’ve been top 3 at world championships twice and top 5 three times. I was 2nd at Boulder IM last year and I’ve probably have the most amount of seconds in any 70.3 out of any 70.3 athlete luckily thanks to Craig Alexander who beat me a lot when I was staring out."

 
When did you realize you wanted to be a professional athlete?
"I was at school with my brother. So he came to me one day and said, there is this new sport lets go and try it out. I would always run and had ridden a little bit. Never really swam and this was back in the 80’s and the sport was really new then. Yeah, we sort of jumped in and you know, I really enjoyed it. We did 3 or 4 races I think with our age group that year. Then I joined the military and sort of didn’t race for another 4 or 5 years. I always wanted to be a runner and when I moved back to where my running coach was at school, which is in a little town called Ballarat in Victoria. They just had fun local tri athletes meet on Tuesday night so I thought I would start doing them again. Doing some cross training for running and I guess I enjoyed that a little bit more and had a little bit more success with that then I did running then did I ever think I was going to be anything fantastic as a runner, so yeah I guess I just pursued the triathlon. So I sort of jumped right back into it. You know I packed up pretty much and moved to Queensland where there’s a professional coach and just rung him up and said, you know I’m coming to join you and didn’t take no for an answer. I just packed up the car with my brother and drove up there. You know 2 days of driving and yeah, got up there and the rest was history."

 
What is a typical day like for Richie Cunningham?
"You know, I like to race so like that’s one advantage of you know, enjoying the sport and having longevity. It’s hard to describe an average day, I guess its swim, bike, run and a little gym somewhere. I just switched to a new gym, Rally Sport, and they have a really good swim program there so I’ve sort of enjoyed that. Its most mornings not super early unless I decide to do the 5:30 one which is not very often. But yeah, basically get up, leave and go for a little run or head down to the pool, go swim and then during winter it’s a lot different than summer. You know here you don’t have that much daylight to get everything done so you have to swim early mainly in the dark or run in the dark and once it warms up enough you can ride outside. Then your sort of you know fit what you can outside. Leading into summer, like it is now with the better weather if the clocks have changed I manage to get longer riding done now which is a lot more enjoyable. You can get up into the mountains do some enjoyable training for a change."

 
What are your thoughts on the topic of Recovery?
"Early on in my career I was young and I guess I was very fortunate I never got injured and I was always a strong athlete. I think that was one of my strengths. As I got older in life, I actually started to pay attention to that massage and thankfully something like the product RecoveryPump came along which I definitely think has helped prolong my career. You know you sit in the boots for an hour every night and it sort of gives you a kick start for the next day. I have been using that religiously now for nearly 6 years now. I don’t want to change that program I have now with RecoveryPump."

 
How did you approach recovery prior to discovering RecoveryPump?
"I mean it could go a lot of different ways even with just the older age and you’ve got a lot of younger kids who sort of neglect that side of it like I did but now there are so many new tools like the RecoveryPump that you can use that would give some of these younger kids a big advantage. It would put them on at least the same playing field that I have now. It is certainly a big factor. I mean it really does come down to recovery and nutrition as well as just being smart about things. When we are all younger we all went out a lot more and partied a little bit more and I think now its becoming way more professional of a sport. You know, even like I said with the tools we have now like RecoveryPump where we didn’t have earlier on in my career."

 
What is your protocol for using RecoveryPump?
"Well luckily with the new one it has an even higher pressure which I really enjoy so I’ve pretty much have it set up on high all the time. Generally, I just use it after the most intense sessions of the day. I mean if I do a long run in the morning which I do Sunday so I do a long run, come home normally and me and my wife have a fight of who gets in it first. Then you know I might sit in them for an hour or 45 minutes on whatever setting I have for it and then normally on a Sunday I like to go for a 2nd run in the afternoon. It’s not a bad tool to use right before a pre training session so I like to get in it just short like 10-15 minutes to get the blood flowing again and then go out and do a 2nd session. But generally I just use it in the evenings when we’re sitting down eating dinner. It’s a lot more relaxing and recovery is more beneficial when you can actually relax and not stressed about the next session. So definitely for the recovery side of things I definitely think the longer period is beneficial. If you sort of want to wake the legs up or before you actually get into a hard session especially if it’s early in the morning and you don’t get a chance to do the proper warm up or it’s cold, I think that’s where it’s really beneficial. You know I really don’t think a lot of people use it that way just yet so I want to kind of keep that a secret. "

Tell us about your experiences using the latest RecoveryPump products.
"I mean its head and shoulders even above what I liked before about the old product. I mean the biggest advantage I think is 1. The pressure so it’s a lot higher, Even the boots, the tubes are all integrated. They don’t get all tangled and everything. But I think the biggest advantage is 2. The battery life. As I wrote in one of my blogs. I can take it with me to a race overseas and I just came back from Brazil and you know you use it a couple times in the airport makes people look at you a little funny but you know it certainly gives you that option and the fact that it’s a lot more compact and fits in your carry-on bag and you don’t have to recharge it. About 3-4 years ago I actually took the old system to Germany, when I was racing there and I plugged it in and blew the unit up because it wasn’t compatible yet to the European voltages. So now it gives you that 6-7 pump sessions on the battery and actually I never have run the battery dry which is more than enough to go to a race and recover after a race then fly home. Also, if I did run the battery dry the system is now universal so I could plug it in and recharge no matter what country I am in which is great."


What kind of results are you getting with RecoveryPump?
"I guess the biggest benefit and when you actually notice it the most is like something like on your longer sessions so a long run or a long ride or a really intense day and your legs are actually swollen and you have a lot of blood flowing and I love it when I go in after those kind of days because then it just squeezes and flushes everything out and then my legs are really skinny and I feel like I’m a little runner or something. You actually notice the difference like it’s night and day between when you get in and when you do one of those hard training days and you get out. I mean it instantly feels recovered. It feels like a good night’s sleep."

 
What is it like working with the RecoveryPump team?
"This day and age to keep a sponsor for more than a couple years is a hard thing as a pro athlete. You know the fact that RecveryPump has been with me for going on 6 years now speaks volume for the company. It’s been a privilege being with RecoveryPump from the ground up and seeing it now used on Rugby players, football players, basketballers, etc. all around the world. You know it’s not just a triathlon device, it’s also a main stream sports device which is awesome!"

 
Would you recommend RecoveryPump to other athletes?
"Absolutely, I mean I’m proof of the pudding. I’m going on 42 this year and I’m still racing with the young guys and still winning races so you know you can’t argue with the proof." 

-Richie Cunningham, Professional Triathlete 

@SirRichieC

One on One with Professional Track and Field Sprinter, Curtis Mitchell

I’m Atlantis Curtis Mitchell, 2013 World Championship Bronze Medalist and 2014 USA 200 meter Champion. In 2012 at Texas A&M University, I was the indoor NCAA champion. I live here in Clermont FL., my training base. My coach is Lance Brauman, one of the biggest Adidas camps in the United States. I bought my Recovery boots in 2011.


Q - HOW DO YOU USE RECOVERY PUMP?
A – I usually use it after my training sessions for an hour. I will sit in them when I wake up in the morning time, if I have early morning training sessions. So I get in them for about 15 minutes just to get my body going, get my blood pumping. After that it just depends on what type of workout I have so it varies. Sometimes after training I get in them for 45 minutes to an hour. That’s usually my routine that has worked for me these past 3 years and that’s just what my body likes.


Q - HOW HAS USING RECOVERY PUMP AFFECTED YOUR TRAINING ROUTINE?
A – Just the feeling I get once I use them before and after training. I can definitely tell a difference when I don’t use them. Just the light feeling I get and that my legs aren’t as heavy. I do a lot of running so of course my legs have a lot of lactic acid in there. Even if you do traditional things like ice bath, I just still haven’t found anything that gives me the same feeling that I have with Recovery Boots. So it’s just an awesome machine and I absolutely love it.


Q- HOW HAS RECOVERY PUMP AFFECTED YOUR PREFORMANCE DURING A RACE?
A – About 15 minutes prior to whatever I’m doing whether it’s training in a competition. I just get that light feeling. Everything’s running smoothly, everything’s running free. I’ve got the blood pumping in my leg. I’m a lot l lighter and fluent with my range of motion. It just gives me that running mechanics and that freedom that I need to go out there and sprint at a high level.

Q- WHAT DOES YOUR BODY FEEL LIKE WHEN YOU DON’T USE THE RECOVERY PUMP?
A – I feel heavy. I feel like I’m fighting myself more then I would be if I do use them. Like I said, using Recovery boots it flushes out my legs and there are certain things and certain feelings that I get that I know my body responds too. So if I don’t use it, it’s then kind of like setting my body back to zero and I have that heavy lethargic feeling. My drill and running mechanics aren’t running as smooth. If I had a long hard training day and I forgot to use my Recovery pump, or even if I forgot to do it the night before and I try to do it 15 minutes before training the next day, it’s just not the same thing. Both go hand in hand. You can’t do one without the other. I can’t just do it after training and then in the morning time forget to do it for the 15 minutes. Everything has to work together for me to get the feeling and results that I need.


Q- WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT YOUR RECOVERY PUMP?
A - It’s such a great tool to have, especially when I’m traveling. I’m an international athlete. I’m always in and out of airports. Just being able to have my own personal massage therapist (that’s what I call it), you know on the go. It’s so easy and so light. It’s not a hassle at all to travel with. I can use it in the hotels. If I’m getting off a 8 hour flight, 10 hour flight, I just go into the hotel and sit in my Recovery boots. It speeds up the jetlag process. It gets my body adapted to whatever situation I’m under. It’s just a great thing to have, like I said, I absolutely need it for my career.


Q- HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT YOUR NEW RECOVERY CORE?
A – I absolutely love it! The fact that it targets specific muscle groups that my body is used to, like gluts, hamstrings, lower back, groin and hip flexors. Those are the key things for a track and field sprinter, such as myself and just to be able to have that and now I know I’ve got such good results just using the general boots and now just to add this into my regiment. I’m just so excited to see what my body is going to do now and the type of results I’m going to get.


Q- WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO OTHER ATHLETES ABOUT RECOVERY PUMP?                                                                                 A – If you’re really serious about your sport, your gravity, you train hard like me. As you know in sports training is important but recovery is more important than training itself. If you can really come packing, get down a recovery regiment and be able to come back the next day fresher and able to attack your workouts. It will just boost your performance and take you to the next level in your game and in your career. I absolutely recommend it. It’s light, easy to use and very affective. If you’re serious about your training and your sport, I recommend it.


- Curtis Mitchell, Professional Track and Field Sprinter