With Reboots we always give you the choice: You can choose between recovery boots or pants (2.0) , different sizes and up to 16 different pressure levels. We already provide you with blog posts on these topics to help you make the right choice:
This blog article is about the different setups that have proven themselves for many athletes.
Important: The suggested setups are only recommendations. You can and should use them as a guide for your own recovery application and adapt them to your preferences. Always keep our rule of thumb in mind: the application should always feel good and never be uncomfortable!
Reboots can be used for three different purposes:
1. To warm up:
Before exercising, Reboots can be used as a light warm-up massage. In this way, the muscles are relaxed and prepared for the upcoming exertion. When using Reboots for your warm-up, we recommend the “Impulse” or “Intense Flow” program. The application before sports should be short and crisp so that you don't rob your legs of the muscle tone they need for the sports unit. We recommend about 10-15 minutes at low pressure.
2. Immediately after training:
Post-workout use is the most intense and effective use case for Reboots Recovery Boots and Pants. After a strenuous workout, the reboots help you to break down the lactic acid produced more quickly and to regenerate. Below we give you detailed instructions on how to combine massage programs after training. In addition, you can check our 11 tips for the optimal reboot routine . Here you will find out what you should additionally consider in order to get the most out of your recovery session.
3. For relaxation:
You have a busy day behind you? Time to replenish your energy reserves! Your parasympathetic nervous system is responsible for this as part of the autonomic nervous system. In contrast to the sympathetic nervous system, it is used for recovery and building up energy reserves in the body. A reboots massage can help. No laptop, no cell phone - just relax. You can use any program you like. Use it at low pressure for about 30 minutes.
The post-training Reboots application can be roughly divided into three phases:
Phase 1: Shallow entry into the recovery application
The first 10 minutes of the recovery session are used to prepare and loosen the legs. We recommend "Flow" for this, as this program exerts very selective pressure. Use a medium to high pressure level.
Phase 2: Intensive massage of the muscles
Phase 2 is the main phase of the recovery application. Here we recommend “Intense”. Alternatively, “Intense Pulse” can also be used with Reboots Go . In this phase you should use your individual maximum pressure for about 30 minutes.
Phase 3: Wind down the recovery application
At the end you can use any program except “Flow”. Use your favorite program for 10 minutes at low pressure.
50 MINUTE REBOOTS ROUTINE BY ANNE HAUG*:
Phase 1: To start, I use “Intense” or “Intense Pulse”. Here I first work for about 30 minutes with moderate pressure in order not to impede the blood flow and thus the lactate removal.
Phase 2: For the middle part of the session, I switch to “flow” for 10 minutes. I increase the pressure to the highest possible level for me. However, this should be bearable and not painful. With the "Flow" program, the blood flow is not restricted despite the high pressure because the muscles can move up and down.
Phase 3: I reduce the pressure back to a low level to activate the blood flow and transport the waste products from the connective tissue. Here “Intense Pulse” or “Intense Flow” are suitable for about 10 minutes.
*Anne uses the Reboots Go Recovery Pants
In order to achieve complete relaxation, the Reboots units are ideal for taking a power nap. Use the Recharge Set for this!