All-Diabetic Pro Cycling Team to Use NormaTec for Recovery

Javier Megias Leal of Spain driving for Team Novo Nordisk on the 2016 Tour of California. (Photograph by Chris Graythen/Getty Photographs)

On Tuesday, professional biking staff Team Novo Nordisk introduced a partnership with NormaTec. The workforce will use the corporate’s dynamic compression merchandise to assist its riders recuperate after lengthy and grueling days on their bikes.

In the event you’ve ever seen an athlete sitting round sporting what appear to be an enormous pair of inflatable black pants, you may need seen NormaTec’s merchandise in motion. The pants match over an athletes leg, and as soon as inflated start to therapeutic massage muscular tissues and tissue by altering the air strain in compartments of the gadget. The purpose is to assist the motion of fluid by means of the limb so as to velocity up restoration. NormaTec, additionally makes arm, shoulder, and decrease again variations.

“The NormaTec System is a key element of our rider’s restoration,” defined Team Novo’s Senior VP of Athletics, Vassili Davidenko, in a press release. “Skilled biking is a particularly demanding sport, and it’s an unimaginable show of human efficiency. Our athletes push their our bodies to the restrict each day, and NormaTec’s know-how will assist our riders get well quicker, particularly throughout stage races, in order that they will carry out their greatest.”

Team Novo Nordisk is a professional biking staff shaped completely of athletes with diabetes, and goals to encourage, educate and empower individuals affected by these illnesses. The staff lately completed the inaugural Vuelta Aragón in Spain, and subsequent heads to the Tour of Estonia, which begins on Friday, Might 25.


SportTechie Takeaway

NormaTec was initially designed to assist sufferers with circulatory issues. However now, in accordance to the corporate, upwards of ninety seven% of professional sports groups use the know-how.

Celebrity gymnast Simone Biles used the system within the run up to the Rio 2016 Olympic Video games. With little or no time between competitors and follow at a excessive-profile occasion just like the Olympics, Biles relied on the pulsating compression sleeves to get her legs prepared.

NormaTec is considered one of a number of merchandise designed to enhance athlete restoration. Different examples embrace Recreation Prepared, which mixes compression with cooling, and Tom Brady’s Underneath Armour athlete restoration sleepwear.