We all understand the importance of active recovery. Even though you aren’t training, you need to keep the blood flowing to your muscles to help repair tissue and reduce soreness. But what if all you want to do is lie on the couch, eat donuts, and play Grand Theft Auto all day? Now you can. Marc Pro lets you get an active recovery without actually being active.
The basis for active recovery is the normalization of tissue through the movement of nourishment and waste–this can be immediately after intense exercise during the cool down phase, or the day after a competition or period of high intensity training. Marc Pro is specifically designed to accelerate this recovery process.
The Marc Pro electronic muscle conditioning device creates strong but completely non-fatiguing muscle contractions that set off a cascading series of physiologic events. The device features two independent electronic channels (A and B) that attach to your body via self-adhesive electrodes. Each channel can be used on specific muscles or multiple muscle groups at the same time.
The company recommends you do a short 10-20 minute session before activity as a way to warm-up your muscles. Then, shortly after your workout or before the end of the day, use it again for 30-60 minutes to aid in recovery. The company claims that the device can not only speed up the recovery process, but even improve your conditioning and performance if you use it on target muscles at least three times per week for at least 30 minutes per session.
With a price tag of $650-$1000 for the Marc Pro Muscle Conditioning Device,you might just have to ask yourself if that ice cream fueled video game bender is really worth it. Perhaps you should go for a walk instead.