💪🏼 How to use your JOLT™ boots
Our control unit allows you to choose from 4 intelligent modes. Following are instructions on how to choose the right mode for your objectives (Recovery, Warm-up, ...)
Mode A operates like a flow, exerting pressure in a specific area and is therefore ideal for muscle relaxation. The muscles are gradually compressed from the feet to the chest. The use of this mode before sport should be short so as not to deprive your legs of the muscle tone they need for the exercise.
Recommended for deep recovery • High pressure • Minimum duration 30 min
This mode helps you to get rid of lactic acid after an intensive workout by applying continuous and progressive pressure on your upper legs for fast recovery. Recovery is most effective at high pressure. We suggest using your JOLT™ Boots as soon as possible after you complete your workout.
If you had a very long or intense training session (trail, bike ride, ironman, ...), we recommend you to use JOLT Boots twice a day for several days in a row.
During this mode, chamber 1 remains inflated. Then each chamber is inflated one by one until all six chambers are filled with air. The cycle is repeated until the timer expires.
Example of 3-step recovery program:
Step 1 • Mode A • 10 minutes
To condition and relax your legs with low pressure.
Step 2 • Mode B • 30 minutes
This is the main phase of recovery, characterized by deep muscle massage. You should use your individual maximum pressure for about 30 minutes during this phase.
Step 3 • Mode C or D • 10 minutes
Set the program to C or D for 10 minutes at low pressure.
Recommended for fast recovery session • High pressure • Time: 20 min
It is a combination of the programs A and B. Several chambers remain inflated at the same time, thus avoiding reflux. This mode also promotes lactate removal. Suitable for a faster but intensive recovery session, as your whole leg is not permanently under pressure (unlike mode B).
During this mode, the chamber (1) inflates and remains inflated. The next chamber (2) inflates and remains inflated. Chamber (3) inflates and remains inflated, while chamber (1) deflates. ... operating in this way until chamber 6. Then the cycle repeats, until the timer ends.
Brief & Intense • Maximum pressure • 10-20 min
This mode is for short, intense sessions.Because all chambers are inflated at the same time, the number of possible compression phases in a given time is maximized.
This mode causes all chambers to inflate and deflate at the same time. The same process continues until the timer expires.
Our recovery boots are available in 3 sizes: S/M, L and XL
To choose the correct size, just stand up and measure the inside of your leg from the ground to your crotch. If you are between two sizes, please choose the larger size.
• Size S/M : suitable for inside leg length up to 79cm ( indicative height of the person : from 1,65m to 1,79m)
• Size L : For an inside leg length of 80cm to 94cm (indicative height of the person: 1,80m to 1,94m)
• Size XL : fits inside leg length of 95cm and more (indicative height of the person: from 1,95m)
If you are under 5'5"(1,65m), you can turn off the upper chamber, this option allows you to use our compression boots even if they are a bit big for you.
The thickness of your thighs should not be taken into account when choosing a size as you will adapt the compression power to fill the empty space in the boot according to how you feel (our sleeves are suitable for thin and thick thighs). However, if you consider that you have large thighs, we advise you to choose a larger size.
A small triangle-shaped notch on each end cap indicates the proper direction of connection. Please "clip" each end cap by matching this triangle with the associated notch. If the boots do not inflate properly, do not inflate or inflate in the wrong direction, usually this is because you have connected one of the tips in the wrong way. Please check the connection of all toe caps.
The optimal duration is 30 to 50 minutes. You can start at 30 minutes after a light training session. You can increase it to 50 minutes if your session has been intense or even very intense. Exceeding 1 hour of use will not deliver significant additional benefits.
Start by using a low pressure, our compression technology may surprise you the first time you use it. You can test and increase the pressure as you use the product. The right pressure is based primarily on your leg size. The pressure used by a person with thin legs will be higher than the pressure used by a person with thick legs. The pressure is also felt and perceived differently depending on each person, so place the cursor at the right place, you know your body better than anyone else :)
Are you suffering from an injury or pain in a particular area (ankle, knee, quadriceps)? Do not hesitate to deactivate the chambers in contact with the painful part of your leg, so that these sensitive areas are not massaged.
• Keep your legs as horizontal as possible when using your JOLT Boots.
• The boots should be pulled up as far as possible. Only the tips of your toes should be visible. This ensures that your entire leg benefits from the compression technology.
• For comfort and hygiene reasons, we recommend you to use your compression boots with skinny jogger.
• Be sure to drink water before and after your pressotherapy session, otherwise you may experience cramps if you are dehydrated.
• Relax :) The effect of pressotherapy is more effective if you are relaxed (don't work during the pressotherapy session, do something passive for example). Your mind plays an important role in the regeneration of your body. Try to empty your mind, because the nervous system is a major factor in your training and recovery.
Check that the air hoses are not tangled or bent, because this would prevent the air from circulating correctly and therefore not inflating the chambers.
For optimal recovery, it is recommended to use your JOLT Boots within an hour after you complete your workout. In case this is not possible, do a session of JOLT Boots as soon as possible after your workout :)
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