By Jaimi Jansen
The top cardio machine that we recommend to our fitness clients is the Vasper machine. And Here’s Why:
Vasper stands for “vascular performance” and allows anyone to achieve the hormonal benefits of a high intensity exercise in just 20 minutes. We highly recommend usage of Vasper because the extraordinary results are unparalleled by a typical cardiovascular exercise. Unlike other common cardio machines, Vasper can be used by anyone, at any age or fitness level. What was once the secret to building strong muscles and accelerated healing used by NASA astronauts and elite Navy Seals, is now being used by people as old as 97 to optimize hormone balance, improve cognitive function, reduce inflammation and relieve pain.
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.
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.
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.
The combination of cooling, compression and grounding naturally stimulates the production of anabolic hormones that have proven health benefits, such as improved sleep, increased energy, decreased stress, quicker recovery time and improved cardiovascular health. We recommend that our clients try Vasper at least three times within a 10 day period to experience optimal results in the beginning. Moving forward, we collaborate with our clients to create an optimal program to precipitate the best response from Vasper.