VASPER Science - Aging
Our hormones don't decline because we age, we age because our hormones decline.
Vasper is an exercise machine based on three scientifically proven principles – compression technology, cooling and interval training. When all principles are working together, the results are extraordinary.
Compression and cooling create the effect of a high intensity (anaerobic) exercise without the time, effort, and muscle damage it takes to achieve the same results with conventional exercise. Instead of feeling tired and sore, Vasper leaves you energized and rejuvenated, alleviating your body aches and pains.
Placing compression on the arm and leg muscles while exercising at a low intensity has been scientifically shown to create the physiological effect of high intensity exercise.
Compression cuffs worn on the arms and legs safely compress the muscle to quickly build up lactic acid, mimicking the physiology of an intense workout that would typically take extensive time and effort.
Compression builds metabolite concentration quickly and activates fast twitch muscle fibers. This triggers a systemic recovery response, including the natural release of anabolic hormones such as testosterone.
When your body temperature increases, blood vessels near the surface of the skin dilate, increasing blood flow to the skin, leaving less blood and oxygen for the muscles. When there is not enough blood to remove lactic acid from the muscles, the body hits a wall and fatigues.
Remaining cool during exercise allows blood oxygen levels to remain high throughout the body which makes exercising much more efficient and pleasant. Sweating is also dramatically reduced or completely eliminated. Cooling the body during the workout mitigates further physical stress and reduces existing pain and inflammation.
Each Vasper protocol is a 21-minute interval training protocol, delivered on a tablet fully integrated with the recumbent bicycle. Interval training involves a warmup period followed by a succession of sprint and rest intervals, scientifically proven to increase the efficiency of an exercise session.
Each section of the interval training protocol is fully customizable, allowing for adjustments in duration, intensity, resistance, and speed. The pressure and cooling can also be modified for ability, comfort level, and performance. Heart rate monitors and a graph of power output is displayed on screen to track performance. Session metrics are also displayed at the end of the workout and can be emailed directly from the tablet.
Low Impact NuStep T5XR
The reason Vasper uses a NuStep T5XR is to avoid stressing the body and breaking down muscle tissue. The goal with Vasper is to minimally stress the muscles while still triggering a systemic recovery response that can heal damaged or unconditioned areas of the body.
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