What is Marc Pro?
With Marc Pro being new to the market this year, we get asked this question a lot. Marc Pro is an electronic muscle conditioning device that is focused on two separate yet closely related issues; facilitating muscle recovery and enhancing muscle performance. The brand name Marc Pro is new for 2011, however the product is based on patented technology used by athletes for over 20 years.
How does it work?
The Marc Pro unit is portable enough to fit in a gym (or bike) bag, holds a 20 hour of usage charge and is designed for use at home, on the road or anywhere you can be in a prone or sitting position. It is used by placing 4 electrodes from the unit on the skin around key areas of muscles. Electric signals are then sent to these electrodes creating a muscle stimulus that increases the flow of fresh oxygenated blood and nutrients to the area. This greatly improves recovery between workouts. Furthermore, this same stimulus promotes the development of new blood vessels (capillaries) – a process known as angiogenesis. More capillary blood vessels in a muscle equals more oxygenated blood and related supplies in the muscle and more deoxygenated blood and waste out of the muscle. By increasing the overall throughput of nourishment and waste to and from the muscle through angiogenesis, the muscle has an increased capacity to do more work – it performs better.
But does it work?
Of course, and there are scientific studies to back this claim up. Every team member on Marc Pro – Strava is using a Marc Pro device for recovery and performance enhancement. Marc Pro enables us to train harder and longer, and then recovery faster than our competitors. The proof is right here on our results sheet.
Where can I get one?
Production models are now available to public at marcpro.com.