Riixo Recovery Cuff

Data and information

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How they work

Riixo Recovery cuff ice thermometre

Ice

Freezes in 2-hours.

Stays frozen for up to 5-hours.

Benefits:

  • Accelerates muscle recovery after exercise
  • Reduces the effects of delayed onset of muscle soreness (DOMS)
  • Decreases the level of lactic acid in muscles
  • Improves muscle cell function
  • Eases pain
  • Reduces swelling
Riixo Recovery Cuff heat thermometre

Heat

15-seconds in the microwave

Benefits:

  • Warms muscles before exercise
  • Improves blood-flow
  • Eases pain
  • Enhances tissue healing
  • Relaxes muscle spasm
  • Prepares muscles before rehab
Riixo Calf Compression

Compression

Evenly distributed gradient compression

Precisely engineered across all 4 cuff sizes

Benefits:

  • Assists muscle recovery after exercise
  • Reduces muscle soreness
  • Aids fluid return
  • Helps lower lactic acid
  • Reduces swelling
  • Gives muscle support

Comparative data

Summary.

The data presented below illustrates how long the calf cuff will remain frozen for once removed from the freezer and how long its use can be extended when it is stored in the Thermacase.

Every measure was taken to keep the environment constand and limit the variables. Repeat tests will be carried out to ensure more accurate and reliable data set .

Equipment

  • 2 x Riixo Calf Cuffs
  • 1 x Thermacase
  • 1 x dometic freezer
  • 1 x infrared laser thermometer gun
  • 1 x digital timer

Ambient room temperature: 22°C

Method.

The Riixo Recovery Calf Cuffs were placed in the bottom shelf of a domestic freezer and left for 7 hours (11pm – 6am). The temperature of the cuffs were taken immediately once they were removed from the freezer using the temperature reader. For consistency a point was marked on both the cuffs where the reading were to be taken and the temperature reader was held on that point for 10 seconds to reduce the risk of temperature anomalies.

Cuff A was placed inside the the Thermacase

Cuff B was placed on a wooden desk out of direct sunlight.

The digital timer was set to 15 minute intervals and readings on both cuffs were taken from the marked spot and recorded on the graph.

Riixo cuff temperature data

Conclusion

Storing the Riixo Recovery cull in the thermacase when you take it out of the freezer can extend its use by over 5 hours. Take it with you to the gym or training session and start recovering immediately. Use the calf cuff to reduce muscle soreness after exercise or manage calf pain from running.

Summary.

The data presented below illustrates how long the calf cuff will remain hot for after being heated in the microwave. For this three cuffs were heated at 15 second intervals then stored in the Riixo Thermacase.

Every measure was taken to keep the environment constand and limit the variables. Repeat tests will be carried out to ensure more accurate and reliable data set .

Equipment

  • 3 x Riixo Calf Cuffs
  • 3 x Thermacase
  • 1 x 900W microwave
  • 1 x microwave proof bowl
  • 1 x infrared laser thermometer gun
  • 1 x digital timer

Ambient room temperature: 23°C

Method.

To heat the cuffs they were each placed in the microwave separately. This was done by placing the cuff in a microwave proof bowl to prevent it from being coming wedged inside and ensuring evenly distributed heating.

Cuff A was heated for 15 seconds and place in a thermacase

Cuff B was heated for 1 minute (4x 15 second intervals, 10 second rest and repositioned between heating)

Cuff C was heated for 1 minute 30 seconds (6×15 second intervals 10 second rest and repositioned between heating)

The digital timer was set to 15 minute intervals and readings on both cuffs were taken from the marked spot and recorded on the graph.

15 seconds at 900W

1 minute ( 4 x 15  second intervals) at 900W

1 minute 30 seconds( 6 x 15  second intervals) at 900W

Riixo temperature chart heat

Conclusion

The optimum temperature for the Riixo Recovery Cuff when hot is between 30°C and 40°C. This can be achieved immediately by heating the cuff for 15 seconds. For extended use and transporting the cuff, heating for intervals of 15 seconds then storing in the thermacase will extend its use, perfect for warming up before running or preparing your muscles for exercise.

Equipment used

Infrared laser temperature gun

Riixo Recovery temperature laser

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