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November 15, 2022 2 min read

After a rigorous workout targeting the chest muscles, even the fittest athlete or bodybuilder experiences delayed onset muscular soreness, sometimes known as DOMS. Your muscles' soreness, muscle tightness, restricted range of motion, and sensitivity to touch can be pretty uncomfortable, but there are ways to lessen the pain. 

Athletes and sports medical specialists have used compression boots for many years to speed up recovery. By exerting compression on a specific part of your body, like the chest, the boots seek to enhance blood flow and lessen swelling.

Compression Boots: What Are They?

Wearable devices called compression boots function by compressing the affected area. The compression aids in enhancing blood flow and reducing oedema. The boots can be static or dynamic, applying a constant pressure (meaning they change the amount of pressure applied). Compression boots have grown in popularity among athletes and those active since recent research has shown that they might be a helpful tool in recovery.

How Do Compression Boots Help with Chest Soreness?

You'll experience DOMS-related chest soreness 12 hours after performing certain chest presses. However, muscle soreness may be lessened by the compression provided by the boots. A special garment, such as the Recovapro Air Compression Jacket, helps to improve blood circulation in the chest area. This is beneficial as it helps to deliver oxygen and nutrients to the muscles, which can help to speed up recovery. For this reason, strength trainers and weight lifters often use the boots after training sessions.

FOR BEST RELIEF, ADD MASSAGE AND STRETCHING TO YOUR RECOVERY ROUTINE!

Stretching for the Chest: stretching the chest muscles can reduce DOMS-related chest muscular tension. The standing chest stretch is a simple stretching exercise that can be done multiple times daily. Starting position involves bending elbows and placing thumbs behind ears. Next, pull your elbows back until you feel a painless stretch in your Chest by standing tall, keeping your hands against your head, and exhaling as you do so. A partner can help you slowly bring your elbows back to increase the stretch's intensity, but only if you are confident in his ability to stop when you tell him to. Repeat the stretch twice while holding it for 30 seconds.

Massage: since the muscles are so sensitive to the touch when you have a severe case of DOMS in your Chest, getting a massage could be the last thing on your mind. Muscle pain can be instantly relieved with the Recovapro Massage Gun.

THE TAKEAWAY

Compression boots are a fantastic tool for recovery from DOMS, but make sure you also use other methods, such as massage and stretching. You'll be well on your way to feeling and functioning at your best if you do this.

 

 

 

 

 


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