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Have you ever worked out after days or weeks of being inactive? If so, you’ve probably had the misfortune of experiencing DOMS. DOMS, or Delayed Onset Muscle Syndrome, is muscle soreness and stiffness that sets in a day or two after exercising and usually lasts a few days. It’s common when beginning a new exercise program or changing your exercise routine. When you workout, you are actually creating microscopic tears in your muscle fibers. This is a normal part of the muscle growth process.
Personally, when I get DOMS, it’s very bad. Regardless of how much stretching I do, I know to expect a bad case of DOMS when I workout after taking anymore than a week off. I get it bad in my biceps. My most recent case just occurred a few weeks ago. I went right into a Back/Bicep workout after 2+ weeks off from the gym. Two days later, DOMS kicked in. My arms couldn’t fully extend for 6 days. Any time I tried to extend them past a 90-degree angle, my muscles would hurt too much. At this point, I had enough of DOMS. I remembered seeing an infomercial on a device called the Aurawave and decided to see if this could be of any help.
What is Aurawave?
The Aurawave is a type of TENS machine (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) that delivers electric current to stimulate the nerves and muscles. The Aurawave is the size of a cell phone with a wire attached to it. At the end of the wire, are 2 replaceable electrode pads that are placed in the area to be treated. Once the electrodes are attached, there is an ‘Intensity’ dial that ranges from 0 (off) to 10. There are 10 different modes that the Aurawave offers that deliver different adjustments to target the pain.
Does it Really Work?
Aurawave claims three different techniques to fight pain: pain signal interference, endorphin production, and muscle fiber stimulation. I was hoping that the Aurawave pulses at least reduce the severity of my DOMS symptoms.
In preparation for testing this, I did not work out my arms or upper body for almost two weeks. Following that, I did a very intense bicep routine at the gym consisting of 6 different bicep exercises (isolation and compound movements) with more weight than I usually do. Just as I expected, I woke up two days later with my arms extremely sore and unable to extend past a 90 degree angle, as I’ve experienced many times in the past.
I used Aurawave for a 15-minute session in the morning, and one 15-minute session before bed, experimenting with different modes on the device. To my surprise, I woke up the following morning feeling much better. There was still some muscle soreness, but I was able to extend my arms fully. I followed the same procedure again that day, using the Aurawave for 2 15-minute sessions, one in the morning and one at night. By the following morning, my muscles felt great. There was no soreness, stiffness, or pain at all. I was in shock because DOMS has always lasted me about 5-7 days in the past.
There have been studies in the past that show the benefits of TENS machines on DOMS like I experienced. In a 1992 study, Dr. Craig Denegar and Dr. David Perrin confirmed that TENS machines do have a significant analgesic effect for DOMS sufferers.
Aurawave Goes Way Beyond Treating DOMS
Aurawave is a great way to treat muscle pain from working out, but it can also treat soreness die to injury. A friend of mine broke his collarbone in two places during a football game back in 2010. The break was so bad that a metal bar, 4 screws, and hook were placed in to line his clavicle up properly. He was told that without this, the break would never have set properly and that his arm would never be able to be raised above his shoulder. Even with this, his doctor couldn’t guarantee him that his shoulder would ever be 100% again. Fast-forward 2 years later, and his shoulder is still effected. I was really curious to see if the Aurawave would have any effect on him. I let him use it for 3 days and was honestly surprised at his feedback. He said that using the Aurawave in the morning for 15 minutes made his shoulder pain almost non-existent for the rest of the day. It really convinced me that all the positive testimonials that Aurawave were genuine.
The Aurawave is now an invaluable tool that I will continue to use and recommend to people. They are now offering a 30-day money back guarantee so try it out for yourself. If you suffer from anything ranging from minor muscle aches to chronic back pain, Aurawave can make pain a thing of the past. It really convinced me that all the positive testimonials that Aurawave were genuine.
Aurawave is the real deal.
Here at DailyBurn, we’ve seen our fair share of devices that make outrageous claims, and ultimately don’t deliver on that. Because of this, it’s very easy to be skeptical when reviewing products. However, this device is not a gimmick whatsoever. The Aurawave is now an invaluable tool that I will continue to use and recommend to people. They are now offering a 30-day money back guarantee so try it out for yourself. If you suffer from anything ranging from minor muscle aches to chronic back pain, Aurawave can make pain a thing of the past.
PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE TRYING THE AURAWAVE DEVICE
The Aurawave is a Class II Medical Device for use by ADULTS ONLY and there are certain medical conditions that a person may have where Aurawave should NOT be used. Please view Aurawave’s safety precautions before using.
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