The holidays are tough for athletes, fitness enthusiasts and the everyday person who wants to stay fit because it often means changing your entire workout circuit to accommodate travel plans. You don’t always have access to a gym, and you definitely don’t have access to all of your personal workout equipment. Not only that, but with all the hustle and bustle during the holiday season, it’s easy to forget about balancing your workouts with the appropriate recovery routine. Muscle recovery is just as important as your workout, and the greater the intensity of your workout, the greater the need to build in recovery.
Did you know? Electrical muscle stimulation, or EMS is the one treatment you can now take with you anywhere for support during your warm up, workout and the recovery periods in between workouts--even (and especially) while you travel during the holidays. PowerDot is the all-in-one EMS device that supports your entire workout cycle including muscle recovery. It’s easy to use, discreet and TSA approved for travel.
We’ve put together 3 muscle recovery tips that you can take with you during your travels this holiday season.
Muscle Recovery Tip 1--Take a Hike! Er, Walk
It sounds simple, but walking is one of the easiest and most beneficial low intensity activities you can do to manage your active recovery in between more aggressive workouts. On high impact days you might take a hike in the morning and workout later in the day. Use PowerDot’s active recovery mode to help accelerate and improve muscle recovery after intense or general workouts to keep muscles active.
Set a slower pace on more level ground during off days in between workouts. In this instance, use light recovery or extended recovery (longer muscle stimulation period) modes for low-frequency, non-fatiguing stimulation to help your muscles recover faster.
Use electrical muscle stimulation within 2 hours of completing your workout.
Muscle Recovery Tip 2--Channel Your Inner Yogi
Yoga is a great, low-impact exercise that incorporates physical and mental components for many health benefits. Pair yoga with electrical muscle stimulation treatments to speed up muscle recovery, promote blood flow and flush out lactic acid.
Additional benefits of yoga include increased flexibility, muscle strength and energy as well as improved muscle tone, respiration and circulatory health.
Muscle Recovery Tip 3--Get Rid of Aches, Pains & Cramps
You can easily incorporate EMS massage into your travels, whether you’re driving across the country or you’re a passenger on an airplane. Simply apply PowerDot electrode pads to your quads or calf muscles, where you would typically experience discomfort or cramping during long periods of travel, and set to massage mode. Now just sit back and enjoy the ride!
It’s important to keep your muscles moving, especially during travel and throughout the holidays when you may experience a lull in physical activity. Electrical muscle stimulation is one of the easiest ways to keep muscles engaged in active recovery, especially during long trips where you may have to sit for hours in one position. Activate PowerDot to promote blood circulation and massage away tension during your travels and in between workouts while you are away.
Explore the PowerDot Smart Muscle Stimulator today!