NORMATEC COMPRESSION

WHAT IS NORMATEC?

NormaTec is the leader in rapid recovery— the systems give a competitive edge to the world’s elite athletes, coaches, and trainers. The goal is to establish recovery as an integral part of every athlete’s training. The NormaTec PULSE Recovery Systems are dynamic compression devices designed for recovery and rehab. The systems use NormaTec's patented PULSE technology to help athletes recover faster between trainings and after performance.

The systems include a control unit and attachments which go on the legs, arms, or hips. They use compressed air to massage your limbs, mobilize fluid, and speed recovery with our patented NormaTec Pulse Massage Pattern. When you use our systems, you will first experience a pre-inflate cycle, during which the connected attachments are molded to your exact body shape. The session will then begin by compressing your feet, hands, or upper quad (depending on which attachment you are using). Similar to the kneading and stroking done during a massage, each segment of the attachment will first compress in a pulsing manner and then release. This will repeat for each segment of the attachment as the compression pattern works its way up your limb.

 

BACKED BY RESEARCH

DYNAMIC COMPRESSION ENHANCES PRESSURE-TO-PAIN THRESHOLD IN ELITE ATHLETE RECOVERY: EXPLORATORY STUDY.

Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research 2015 May; 29(5):1263-72

"The purpose of this study was to assess peristaltic pulse dynamic compression (PPDC) in reducing short-term pressure-to-pain threshold (PPT) among Olympic Training Center athletes after morning training. [...] We conclude that PPDC is a promising means of accelerating and enhancing recovery after the normal aggressive training that occurs in Olympic and aspiring Olympic athletes." —view article on pubmed.

PERISTALTIC PULSE COMPRESSION UPREGULATES PGC-1Α AND ENOS IN HUMAN MUSCLE TISSUE.

Experimental Physiology 2015 May 15

"We investigated whether a single 60 min bout of whole-leg, lower pressure external pneumatic compression (EPC) altered select vascular, metabolic, antioxidant and inflammation-related mRNAs. [...] An acute bout of EPC transiently upregulates PGC-1α mRNA, while also upregulating eNOS protein and NOx concentrations in vastus lateralis biopsy samples" —view article on pubmed.

PERISTALTIC PULSE COMPRESSION OF THE LOWER EXTREMITY ENHANCES FLEXIBILITY.

Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research 2014 Apr; 28(4):1058-64

"This study investigated the effects of peristaltic pulse dynamic compression (PPDC) on range-of-motion (ROM) changes in forward splits. [...] PPDC provides a means of rapidly enhancing acute ROM requiring less discomfort and time." —view article on pubmed.

PERIPHERAL CONDUIT AND RESISTANCE ARTERY FUNCTION ARE IMPROVED FOLLOWING PERISTALTIC PULSE COMPRESSION.

European Journal of Applied Physiology 2015 May 16

"The purpose of this study was to determine the acute effects of a single bout of peristaltic pulse EPC on peripheral conduit and resistance artery function. [...] Acutely, whole limb, lower pressure EPC improves conduit artery endothelial function systemically, but only improves RH blood flow locally (i.e., compressed limbs)." —view article on pubmed.

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WHAT IS MARC PRO PLUS?

The Marc Pro Plus is intended for muscle conditioning by stimulating muscle in order to improve or facilitate muscle performance.

The Marc Pro Plus is also used for temporary relief of pain associated with sore and aching muscles in the shoulder, waist, back, neck, upper extremities (arm), and lower extremities (leg) due to strain from exercise and normal household and work activities.

* The Marc Pro Plus is not intended to be used for therapy or treatment of medical diseases or medical conditions.


HOW MARC PRO PLUS WILL HELP YOU

RECOVER FASTER...

  • Reduce muscle fatigue or soreness
  • Get back to training or playing sooner
  • Train or play more often
  • Less likely to quit or postpone exercise programs

RECOVER FULLY
Without Yesterday’s Fatigue You Will…

  • Maintain proper biomechanics
  • Perform better
  • Lessen the likelihood of injury

MAXIMIZE TRAINING RESULTS
During resistance exercise you break muscles down; the strengthening and improvement happens afterwards during the recovery/remodeling process.

  • If you improve the recovery process you get more gains from the resistance training that you are already doing

HELP PREVENT INJURY
From pro athletes, to recreational athletes, to urban athletes (computer work, etc) over-use causes the majority of injuries

  • Over-used is really the same as under-recovered
  • If you can’t or don’t want to do less then you need to recover more to help prevent over-use injury

IMPROVED CONDITIONING AND PERFORMANCE
Using Marc Pro regularly will condition muscles by improving the capacity of your vascular system; without any drugs or side effects…

  • More vessels means your body can deliver more oxygenated blood; therefore, muscles can do more, last longer, and perform better
  • Targeting specific areas or weak links is extremely easy with Marc Pro
  • Conditioning sessions when exercise is not possible (downtime) can help prevent regression
  • Conditioning makes it easier to begin or complete exercise programs or other desired activities