5 Ways to Recover Faster

Evelyn De La Rosa, October 16, 2018
Category: Cycling
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Depending on the individual and the workout, a full recovery can take anywhere from 7-14 days to feel 100% again. Consider Roula’s 5 best ways for a faster recovery whether you’re a cyclist, runner, or weightlifter.

Theragun

Theragun is relatively new to the game of recovery so we decided to try it ourselves at Roula. It is simple to use and is also travel friendly. Theres a few things to bear in mind with using the Theragun;

 

80 pounds of pressure
Theragun tools offer 40 percussions per second, 80 pounds of pressure and 16 millimeters of amplitude.

 

  1. When using Theragun keep in mind the machine when turned on will start jolting so get a tight grip on the handle.
  2. Don’t apply too much pressure when the machine is turned on because the Theragun will do that for you. Our advice is to get comfortable with the feel of it before applying any EXTRA pressure.
  3. There are a few different positions the head can be set at so choose the right position for you and go for it.

Interested in purchasing Theragun with a $100 discount coupon? Please contact Roula Recovery

Normatec

 

Normatec Recovery
Normatec Recovery

 

Normatec recovery is so easy, you can lay back relax and catch up on sleep, work or enhance your influencer lifestyle all while recovering. The thing we like most about Normatec is the adjustability. You can customize your recovery from the handheld device that the boots come with. Use the level settings from 1 to 7 to adjust the amount of pressure the boots deploy and to target specific points along your legs that require more treatment. There are multiple pressure chambers in the boot that fill up one at a time for comfort. Once you have adjusted the amount of pressure and target points you can set the timer and get to work!

 

One thing we noticed about using Normatec is that when you’re all done with Recovery it can be a little tricky slipping out of those boots when they are still fully inflated. When the timer stops, the boots will slowly deflate but we didn’t really have time for that. For faster deflation you can also unplug the cords that connect to the head unit to release all the air. You will not be disappointed with these recovery boots, it’s instant relief for your legs and you will feel faster and stronger after usage.

Cryotherapy

Sports Therapy
Sports Therapy

 

This technique is special because not only is it good for recovery after a intense workout it also helps with metabolism and can help to prevent injury. Cryotherapy targets anywhere in your body that needs support. It freezes your body tissue to below freezing temperatures. A single cryotherapy session can burn anywhere from 800-1200 calories up to 8 hours after the treatment. How? Well, your body is so cold after your session that your body is generating heat to warm back up so its constantly burning calories. Cryo is so important for recovery because when it increases your blood flow so much your recovery rate suddenly becomes much faster…

Cryotherapy can be costly, contact us at Roula for our rates; reasonable packages are available.

Yoga and Stretch

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Women’s Health Mag

 

Back to basics with yoga , we don’t want to forget how important yoga and dynamic stretching can be after a good workout. Keeping your muscles loose is the best way to recover and feel fresh… It helps with flexibility in general and also helps to prevent injury. Need help getting started? Our friends at Lululemon can show you a few videos to help.

Sleep

Sleep is probably the most important thing for recovery because even though we have all of these great recovery devices  nothing will work properly without a good amount of sleep each night. A good nights rest will allow the body time to repair and strengthen itself in between workouts. You also don’t want to just recover physically but you need to be able to recover mentally so you can go into your next work out mentally prepared.

From our team to yours,

-Roula Cycling