Unwind after a workout with this NormaTec Pulse 2.0 leg recovery system. The pulse control unit makes it easy to start a session, and the two leg attachments use compressed air to massage away soreness. This NormaTec Pulse 2.0 leg recovery system includes a battery that offers 2 hours of use per charge.
Thought it was a gimmick...nope -- it's for real..
Active household; between my wife, daughter, and myself -- there is something going on 7 days a week. Sometimes multiple trips to various places for any number of tournaments for us and/or our child.
So, when I came across this "leg rejuvenation/recovery system" I was extremely skeptical. I had a lingering ACL ache and my wife a ~10+ year lingering deep quad issue.
My ACL felt better after a single 60 min session on level 5, 6, then 7, before returning to level 5 - adjusting the pressure every 20 minutes. By my third session it was like it had never happened. Now, my next game I did feel a little tinge here and there, so I know it wasn't completely "fixed" or gone, but upon getting home that evening I did another session and noticed nothing of the usual aches/pains the next morning like I had in months past.
My wife also noted that her quad felt significantly better after a handful of sessions. Mentioning that she felt a lot more confident in her strides and didn't notice any sort of range of motion limitations like she had previously.
So, I'm not saying this thing is a miracle worker, but if you are very active and use it regularly I'm fairly certain that you will notice a difference in your recovery times and that amount with which you recover.
Onto the device itself and the various settings;
Everything is very heady duty. The materials, zippers, plugs, box itself, everything is just top-notch. The app allows you to control the unit from your phone and offers a few more settings that either aren't available on the box itself (or I simply haven't found how to access them yet :|). These range from the duration the pressure lasts for each section to the sensation of it filling.
It is mentioned in the booklet that you can do it for as long as you like so I started off safe and did a 30 minute test run at level 3. The next night I did 60 minutes and each time since then I've done between 60-120 minutes (using the aforementioned level adjustment every 20 minutes). I could see this being a little intense (especially on level 7 for the entire time) if you were to try it for 3-4 hours, but I haven't tried anything like that yet.
That's about it. There really isn't much to it other than to plug it in, put on the sleeves, turn it on, pick your level/duration and hit "play". At first a was a little bit like, "hmmmm, that's it?!?!" But again, after the results I forgot all about that! If it's *that* simple and gets the job done all the better! No need for wacky/counter-intuitive interfaces that require the user to read through a 50 page manual to understand.
All in all, it's amazing. We had a team party just this past weekend for our adult soccer team and over the course of the evening everyone was taking turns with it. All wanted one and I wouldn't be surprised if the next time I've over at a couple of there houses if I don't see these sitting in the corner.
I can’t boast enough how essential this recovery system is to helping the body recover after workouts. As someone who works out 5-6 days a week, my body feels 100% rejuvenated when I’m done. While it is a little pricey even on sale, the quality of the product coupled with the interest free financing makes it an easy to afford purchase paid off over the 24 months. Treat yourself.....you’re worth it!!
The Normatec Pulse 2.0 is definitely a different alternative to therapy and recovery. I was a bit skeptical at first but do run and do get sore from time to time. I decided to do an extra long run to purposely push myself a little and see what the Normatec Pulse can do.
Putting on the leg sleeves was actually pretty simple as was connecting the air hoses. I certainly appreciate the rechargeable battery because it is a little cumbersome enough without having to be near an outlet as well. The sleeves fills with air and the pressure they can produce is pretty incredible, they then fill each compartment in sequence or a custom mode. I thought it would be more like a massager but it is definitely set up for recovery. It's goal is to get a good blood flow and definitely give your muscles a good squeeze and force any lactic acid out and promote recovery with an increased blood flow.
The app allows for easy pairing to your smartphone and more control over the rest times in-between every squeeze, boost options as well as number of zones. If the sleeve is too long for your leg , you can easily fold over the top and cancel out that zone/compartment on the app and it will not inflate thereby giving you the perfect fit for your targeted muscle zone.
The only critique I see so far is not a functional downside but a convenience downside. I wish it came with a carrying bag because the system is a little bulky but it is definitely worth every penny. I definitely recommend it for RUNNERS or WORKOUT ENTHISIASTS who tend to experience elevated muscle soreness. The average person will enjoy it after a long day or average workout routine but it does come with a hefty price tag.
I got the NormaTec Pulse 2.0 for two reasons. First, I have some nueropathy in my feet so I am hoping that by increasing my circulation in my legs it would help out my feet. I sit at a desk all day and that doesn't promote blood flow in my legs. Second, I ride a stand up elliptical bike and my minimum ride is an hour a day but I stretch that to multiple hours on the weekend. It's like running without all the jarring! My legs feel tired and have a noticeable "feel" to them everyday. I guess you can say they feel heavy. I am hoping that using the leg system will help bring some life to my legs after the ride and the next day.
My first attempt at using the legs was at Level 2 (of 7). It didn't seem to feel like it did too much. My next session I ran at Level 3 and that was a nice jump. Definitely kicked it up a notch. I did both of these sessions before doing any exercise because it was my one off day.
The next 4 days I had a good amount of exercise on my bike. 1 1/2 hour rides 3 of the 4 days and a 2 1/2 hour ride on 1 of the 4 days. 2 of these days were in 85 degree heat and 2 were in 70+ degree heat. After each ride I cooled down for 10-15 minutes, showered and then did a 30 minute recovery session lying in my bed. Since Level 3 felt pretty good, I decided to kick it up one more notch to Level 4 and that seems to be the sweet spot for me. I got real good constriction in the legs and could feel my pulse while it was tightened. Ha, maybe that's why they call it the Pulse! Each 30 minute recovery session went by quickly. In fact I dozed off at the end of 3 of them I was so comfortable.
What I noticed is that my legs immediately felt noticeably less heavy. The more time that passed, the better they felt. When I got up in the mornings, my legs felt good. Not heavy at all. My legs felt so good that on Day 4 I set my second fastest ride mph avg. ever. Now I have been training well lately but I didn't go out to set any records. It was just a normal Sunday workout that went completely awesome. I kept looking down at my GPS unit and the ride avg was going up and up. So naturally I decided to just keep going since I felt so well.
The Pulse has a mobile app and for me it's been pretty much a fail. I connected my phone (a S9) to the Pulse via bluetooth. That went pretty smoothly. I got connected but it immediately threw an error. However, I was connected to the Pulse because I was able to control the time and level. But that's where the good times ended. I could start the recovery but I couldn't stop it. It never recorded the session in the Stats area either. I sent an email to NormaTec but so far they have not responded in 2 business days so I don't know what the issue is.
One of the things that I think should have been in the product given it's price is a carry case. Between the Pulse unit, the hose and two legs, it's a bulky system. NormaTec sells what looks like a fantastic bag but it too is pricey. Maybe the product could come with an inexpensive bag that has no padding and if you want the deluxe model then you shell out the bucks.
All of the components feel top notch. The Pulse unit is solid and heavy. The way you change levels and time are super easy as the touch pad is very sensitive. Digging down into more advanced options, like turning off a zone, are not quite intuitive because there are no buttons for it. You have to perform a sequence of presses. The mobile app however has these settings in an easy to find place. The Legs or as they are sometimes called, boots, are made of a nice solid denier type material. They look like they will stand the test of time. And finally, the way the hose works is very nice. The attachments are solid and large. They have a very noticeable click when you have them hooked together so you have no worries if you did it correctly.
Unfortunately for me this has done nothing for my feet's nueropathy. I still have a dull vibrating feeling in my soles. I read that compression therapy sometimes helps but so far that isn't happening. Eh, it was worth a try!
The recovery process does require about an extra 40 minutes or so to your workouts. 30 minutes for the session and a little bit of time to get everything put together, disassembled and put away. After using it for 5 days I have to say it's worth the time. I feel better all day long. Maybe it's a placebo effect, maybe it's real. Only time will tell. For now though I'm stoked and I'll continue to use it after every workout.
I bought these for my son who is a college athlete and he absolutely loves these recovery boots. They are also being used in the training room and he said he never was able to use them since the other members of the team were always using them so now he can at home and it is making him feel so much better and allowing him to recover after a tough practice/game. He is 6’3” and the tall goes right up to his hip and he loves them.
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Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review
Go away pain!!!
Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
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I stand at work for 13+ hours back then and my legs ache a lot. Especially after I work out. My pain daily from 1-10 is usually a 8. But after using this for a week my pain is now a 3 to 4. Some days I use it twice to really minimize my soreness and aching pain. Very happy I invested in this product and I have bragging about it to everyone I talk to. Best feature is I don’t have to be close to an outlet to let it charge, the machine has a built in battery pack so I can take this or be anywhere I want to be.
Definitely the best compression legs on the market though it still leaves me wanting more considering the price point.
That being said they work really well and out perform any other products that are similar that I have tried with one exception that was significantly higher in price.
For an at home recovery system these work well though I do wish they would stop when the timer expired versus running through the full cycle. For example if it’s just starting a new cycle and the timer hits 0 at that point it will continue on which essentially means it goes for longer than you planned and have to manually shut it off.
App is bare bones and leaves a lot to be desired so won’t even get started on that.
Overall really good product and curious to see what the next generation looks like.
I'm an avid cyclist and ride 120-150 miles a week. I enjoy riding on back to back days, however depending on how hard I ride the day before, it's easier said than done. My best friend is into cross fit competition and recommended the Normatec system.
There are five zones, with the option to focus on each zone. Seven levels of pressure, ranging from 10-100 mmHg. Meaning there is a level for pretty much everyone's pressure preference.
For me, after almost a month of use after riding and training, there is value in not having sore legs the next day and getting out to ride.
I'm not sure if there is any value in this device if you're sedentary or only performing light exercise. It is NOT a massage device, but a compression recovery system.
A:AnswerI believe the boots can accommodate many different leg widths. After you put them on the air chambers fill up around the space between your legs and the boots. You can change the air pressure of the boots.
A:AnswerYou would be a tall size at 6'7".
Standard size is 5'3" - 6'3" and I am 5'8", female and the inseam completely hits the top of my inseam.
Its a great idea to check your inseam length so you can google that and get the best measurement.
They also sell a size small leg cuff, arm cuffs and a hip/back sleeve to help with compression.
It is the best therapy machine that I have ever invested in and really is worth every cent. I use mine for rls, circulation and neuropathy starting out with hopes to build up my strength.
A:AnswerHey there! Our customers safety and health is our first priority. If you have specific questions or concerns about using your products, we highly encourage consulting your physician since he/she has the most knowledge on your personal health records and how our technology will work on your body. We do suggest the standard/medium size for people between 5'3 and 6'3.
A:AnswerHey there! Unfortunately, we do not sell the Pulse 2.0 with just the hip attachment. You would need to purchase the lower body or full body system to receive that hip attachment with your unit. Reach out to our HyperCare team on Hyperice.com if you have anymore questions!
A:AnswerOur customers safety and health is our first priority. If you have specific questions or concerns about using your products, we highly encourage consulting your physician since he/she has the most knowledge on your personal health records and how our technology will work on your body.