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Vasper is a rather quirky looking piece of exercise equipment, invented by the entrepreneur Peter Wasowski in the US, who knew that desperate measures were needed to treat his own diabetes and arthritis. The name Vasper is derived from “vascular performance” as the Vasper technology is based on four principles that have been backed by science: compression technology and cooling (blood flow restriction), coupled with interval training and grounding. When all these principles are working together, the results are nothing less than extraordinary. I love it when scientifically minded people pour over the research, shut themselves into their shed or workshop and don’t come out until they have created a practical solution that is backed by the science they have immersed themselves into!
The Vasper machine looks very similar to a seated elliptical trainer that you find in most gyms, but it has additional bells and whistles. You put on some cuffs on your thighs and upper arms, and when the machine is switched on, the cuffs squeeze the affected body parts, kind of like when you are having your blood pressure taken, as they are filled with a cold liquid. The foot pedals are covered with copper plating to provide the grounding effect and you therefore train bare footed.
Using compression and cooling means that you mimic the effect of a high intensity (anaerobic) exercise without having to devote the time and effort and with no associated damage to muscles, joints and ligaments. You are effectively tricking your body that the exercise you are doing is much more intense than it actually is, resulting in the natural release of anabolic hormones such as testosterone. Forget climbing a mountain - all you need to do is use Vasper!
When you do any kind of exercise, your muscles generate lactic acid. It is the lactic acid build up that generates growth hormone production, but it also causes soreness post-work out. Vasper cools and compresses your muscles during the workout to keep the lactic acid building, tricking the body into releasing extra doses of natural growth hormones, triggering the building of muscle tissue.
At the same time, Vasper reduces your core body temperature, allowing you to work harder without sweating. Energy is not wasted on cooling you down, allowing your body to clear the lactic acid more effectively, preventing any post-workout soreness. This allows blood oxygen levels to remain high, enhancing your performance and exercise capacity, increasing your metabolic and fat burning rate.
Additionally, Vasper has a grounding system which helps normalise serotonin (one of the “happy” hormones) levels in the brain as it decreases cortisol (the “stress” hormone). When cortisol levels are high, we go into ‘fight-or-flight’ mode (making us feel like we are being chased by lions). As cortisol levels decrease, we become more calm and peaceful. This allows for a lowering of average blood sugar levels, and a deeper sleep, with the release of even more growth hormones. Sounds good, doesn’t it?