After extensive trials prior to last years Tour de France Garmin-Slipstream's riders are now using the NormaTec MVP compression machine, otherwise known by the riders as Space Legs to help with their training and racing recovery.
The technology was originally developed to help treat patients with circulatory diseases stemming from diabetes to cancer. However, the riders have also found use for them in helping to minimise negative effects on performance due to micro trauma normally caused by intense training and competition.
Typically the riders use the Space Legs for 30 minute periods 2 to 3 times per day, once in the morning, once immediately before or after massage, and once just before bed.
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