BEMER for Sports

BEMER & Sports

Whether you compete on a professional level or play sports for fun, performance and recovery are an essential part of daily life, and BEMER can help. The body’s circulatory system ensures our survival by facilitating metabolism in every cell, and our circulation plays a crucial role in maintaining self-regulatory mechanisms (homeostasis). Blood transports oxygen from the lungs to the cells in exchange for carbon dioxide to be removed as waste. Cells rely on the blood to deliver and remove the products they need in order to perform their essential functions. With routine use of BEMER, one may improve general blood flow, resulting in optimized performance and recovery. 


OPTIMIZE PERFORMANCE


RAPID MUSCLE RECOVERY


FASTER HEALING

Statements made have not been evaluated by the FDA, Health Canada, or other governmental agencies. This device is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. All statements are for educational purposes only. Please consult with a licensed health care provider if you have any medical concerns, pre-existing injuries or conditions.

The Science of Recovery

RECOVERY: To return to a normal state of health, mind, or strength. 

After training and conditioning, many athletes experience delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS). DOMS happens when waste products in the body can’t flush out fast enough and build up lactic acid, creating soreness. This soreness is a clue for your brain to say, “I need to rest” because the tissue is damaged.  So the science of recovery comes down to re-establishing homeostasis, or in other words re-establishing balance.

What the experts are saying

Dr. Doug DiOrio

Dr. DiOrio is board certified Family Medicine and Sports Medicine with a special interest in acupuncture, manipulation, myofascial release and functional medicine. He has served as a team physician for Ohio State University, Ohio Wesleyan University, Columbus Crew (MLS soccer) and the U.S. Olympic training center.  He also volunteers as the team physician at Bishop Watterson HS and as a family doctor Knights of Malta free clinic.  Every day he is passionate about taking care of athletes of all ages and skill levels.

How to use

The application of BEMER Therapy for athletes begins with the BASIC PLAN. Daily usage is recommended by first stimulating the systemic circulation with the full body applicator (B.BODY) followed by local application to targeted regions of the body. This two pronged approach ensures optimal cardiac function which improves physical fitness, endurance, strength and energy.

BEMER Sports Ambassadors

Lesley Paterson

Five-time off-road triathlon world champion, endurance coach

Lesley is a world-class triathlete and triathlon coach who hails from Scotland. She holds many world titles including: 2011, 2012 and 2018 XTERRA Triathlon World Champion, as well as the 2012 and 2018 ITU Cross Triathlon World Champion. Since 2015, she’s finished 1st or 2nd in competitions 27 times! Lesley has been passionate about running and competing most of her life, and began using BEMER to help aid her recovery after daily rigorous training for international competitions.

“As a professional triathlete, my body is subject to enormous stress because I swim, bike, and run for over 30 hours every week. Having quality recovery is the only way I can sustain this lifestyle and and keep my immune system from crashing. My BEMER is a critical tool in my recovery protocol — it not only improves microcirculation to help repair tissue damage from training, but is probably also good for my bone health. I take it with me everywhere.”

– Lesley Paterson

Individual results may vary, and testimonials may not reflect the typical person’s experience and are not intended to represent that anyone will achieve the same results. These spokespeople may have been compensated for their testimony.

Tyson McGuffin

World’s Top-Ranked Pickleball Player

Pickleball is the fastest-growing sport in America, and Tyson McGuffin is one of the top-ranked professional pickleball players at the forefront of this booming game. He holds many national titles including: four-time Grand Slam Gold Medalist in Men’s Open Singles, 4x National Champion, and in 2018 claimed his first Grand Slam in Men’s Open Doubles at the Tournament of Champions. McGuffin has felt at home on the courts most of his life—prior becoming a pickleball player, he played competitive tennis and now he is one of Professional Pickleball’s most accomplished and recognizable players. Tyson’s currently travels the country on the Professional Pickleball tour and playing events sanctioned by the USA Pickleball Association, the sports’ governing body. When he is not competing professionally, he shares his passion for pickleball with others by teaching camps to more than a thousand people each year. McGuffin also serves as a USPTA, IPTPA, and PPR certified instructor for LevelUp Pickleball Camps.

“I’ve been using BEMER for the last 6 months, and whether it’s working out in the gym, running a 6-hour camp, or playing an 8-hour tournament, I’ve seen a huge difference in my overall recovery. I feel like the improved blood [flow] allows me to be fresh the next day … plus it allows me to sleep better and I feel sharper in the morning.”

– Tyson McGuffin

Individual results may vary, and testimonials may not reflect the typical person’s experience and are not intended to represent that anyone will achieve the same results. These spokespeople may have been compensated for their testimony.

Denise Korenek

Professional Cyclist & 2-time Guinness World Book Record Holder

Denise Mueller-Korenek is a record-breaking American cyclist. In 2018 she set the world record for paced bicycle land speed (set by any man or woman) and is considered “the fastest cyclist on earth”. What was that record-breaking time? It was a mind-blowing average of 183.932 mph (296.009 km/h), which she achieved using a custom-built carbon KHS bicycle behind a uniquely designed drag race car to minimize air resistance. She accomplished this incredible feat at the age of 45 while using BEMER as part of her training regimen.

“In September 2018, I set the World Record for the fastest human on a bicycle at 183.9mph, using the BEMER as an integral part of my daily preparation. In September 2019, I plan to break another World Record in cycling. I use my BEMER each night while I sleep, and on specific programs during the day to help give me maximum performance, recovery and rest. The microcirculatory benefits of the BEMER help me go above and beyond in my training.”

– Denise Korenek

Individual results may vary, and testimonials may not reflect the typical person’s experience and are not intended to represent that anyone will achieve the same results. These spokespeople may have been compensated for their testimony.

Ben Garland

Professional Football Player, San Francisco 49ers

As a professional football player, Ben Garland knows the importance of optimal recovery from training to game day. Garland is currently an offensive guard for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). He began his professional football career with the Denver Broncos in 2010, and eventually moved to the Atlanta Falcons from 2015-2018. Garland is also known for his valor on and off the field. He was second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force form 2010-2012, and continues to serve our country as a Public Affairs Officer with the Colorado Air National Guard during his offseason from the NFL. For nearly a year Garland has implemented BEMER into his daily routine to keep him in peak condition during the intense NFL season, and we’re proud to have him on our ambassador team.

“Whether I’m practicing on the field or training in the gym, my job is physically demanding every single day and using BEMER helps me recover quickly to avoid injury and be game-ready each week.”

– Ben Garland

Individual results may vary, and testimonials may not reflect the typical person’s experience and are not intended to represent that anyone will achieve the same results. These spokespeople may have been compensated for their testimony.

Fred Funk

Professional golfer with 8 wins on the PGA Tour and 9 wins on the PGA Tour Champions

For nearly three decades Fred Funk has competed as an American professional golfer. Now he’s using BEMER to extend his already successful golf career. Fred played on the PGA Tour for almost 20 years before joining the PGA Tour Champions in 2006. Throughout his career he boasts 29 professional wins, including 8 on the PGA Tour and 9 on the PGA Tour Champions. He was introduced to BEMER by a friend and has been using the device ever since.

“I take BEMER on the road with me when I travel to golf tournaments, and it has really helped with overuse of my body and everyday aches. When I’m home, I keep the B.Body on my bed to use the sleep mode each night, which allows me to get more restful sleep and I have more energy the next day. It definitely helps me move through life a little bit better.”

– Fred Funk

Individual results may vary, and testimonials may not reflect the typical person’s experience and are not intended to represent that anyone will achieve the same results. These spokespeople may have been compensated for their testimony.

Team BEMER

Professional cyclist team
In 2018 Team BEMER set both the land speed and time record for RAAM (8-Person Category)

RAAM is a cross country cycling race from Oceanside, California to Annapolis, Maryland. The 8-person team races non-stop, day and night, until they reach the east coast. In 2018, Team BEMER broke the record broken the 8-man team record of 24.19 mph previously set by Team Allied Forces in 2013 when they finished in 5 days, 3 hours and 45 minutes on a 2,962-mile course. Team BEMER finished with an overall average speed of 24.91 mph to break the average speed record AND, despite 119 extra miles of the new 3,081-mile course, they also broke the time record with a finish of 5 days, 3 hours and 43 minutes. BEMER B.Body was instrumental in quicker recovery time as they rode across the U.S.

“In daily riding, recovery is [important], but in Race Across America, recovery is everything. Riding with BEMER helped us recover 5-10% better. You felt it the next day—you’d get on your bike and you had power in your legs, energy and mental awareness. There’s a big difference when you’re running on BEMER.”

– Chris Demarchi – RAAM Team BEMER Captain

Individual results may vary, and testimonials may not reflect the typical person’s experience and are not intended to represent that anyone will achieve the same results. These spokespeople may have been compensated for their testimony.

Boyd Martin

Professional equestrian and two-time Olympian & Gold Medalist at the Pan American Games

Boyd Martin has been passionate about horses and equestrian sports his entire life. He is currently one of the leading international event riders, having experienced international competitive success at every four-star in the world: Adelaide (Australia), Kentucky CCI4* (USA), Pau CCI4* (France), Burghley CIC4* (England) and Luhmuehlen CCI4* (Germany). In addition to representing the US at 2 Olympic Games, 3 World Equestrian Games and one Pan-Am Team, Boyd has consistently been in the top 10 world rankings since 2007 and has been on every US Championship team since in 2010. Boyd uses BEMER in training for himself as well as the BEMER Horse-Set for his horses.

“Every day we train these horses very hard, and I need them feeling in tip-top shape for their competitions and next day’s training. I can’t begin to tell you how much improvement I’ve found with BEMER. It really helps with their recovery and circulation and it’s really made a difference.”

– Boyd Martin

Individual results may vary, and testimonials may not reflect the typical person’s experience and are not intended to represent that anyone will achieve the same results. These spokespeople may have been compensated for their testimony.

BEMER & Sports FAQ

What influence will the application of BEMER have on my endurance?

Because of enhanced general blood flow with regular application of BEMER Therapy, one can train more (increased scope and better ability to cope with intensive sessions), so that your endurance increases with more frequent training sessions at correct training intensities.

I have muscular tension. Can I use BEMER for this condition?

Yes, apply the basic plan with the whole-body application module (B.BODY) and the local application module B.SPOT, B.PAD or B.SIT with P1, P2, or P3 directly to the affected area.

Which level should I select after an intensive stamina training session or competition? Is there a difference in recovery after strength training?

Given theoretical considerations, using level 3 with the B.BODY after all intensive training sessions (including strength training) is the most sensible option. Higher intensities can be used before training sessions or competitions.

Does BEMER replace a sports massage?

No. However, those who use the BEMER regularly require fewer massages, because by using BEMER they positively influence the body’s metabolism.

After a sports injury I attempt to minimize the swelling. BEMER improves blood circulation. Will the swelling increase as a result?

No. BEMER supports the body’s own processes, i.e. an improvement in blood circulation must not be mistaken for an increase in bleeding from a wound (vessel). BEMER ensures optimization of the physiological processes.

With injuries, it is best to apply the B.SPOT or B.PAD locally as quickly as possible and, in this case, to repeat the applications several times one after the other according to individual tolerance. Aside from these repeat applications, the twice-daily application of the whole-body application module as basic therapy should continue.

Is BEMER a legal means of performance enhancement, or could it be said that it is a form of doping?

Because BEMER only supports the body’s own processes without the addition of any kind of substance, it is not considered doping. A performance enhancement is possible, but only with qualitatively good training.

Who should I contact for the following questions?

1. General questions
Independent BEMER Distributors (IBDs), your Team Manager and operating instructions within published documents and the BEMER User Manual

2. Application questions
Independent BEMER Distributors (IBDs), your Team Manager, BEMER user hotline and/or Reference Doctors

3. Technical questions
Independent BEMER Distributors (IBDs), BEMER Int. AG Triesen technical service hotline or BEMER USA Medical Expert Center (MEC)

4. Scientific questions
Bemer Int. AG or BEMER USA Medical Expert Center (MEC)