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The Marc Pro is an electrical stimulation device designed to speed up the muscle recovery after physical activity. Electric stimulation devices have been used for muscle recovery for years, across all different sports.
I was particularly excited to get the chance to review the Marc Pro, as I’ve used electric stimulation for muscle recovery throughout high school and college with amazing results. The Marc Pro brings the technology you might find at a physical therapist to the comfort of your own home.
Whether you get extremely sore after finishing up a long range session or feel dead Monday morning after a Sunday 18, the Marc Pro may be the answer to helping ease those pains.
Ease of Use & Setup
Whenever I used an electronic “stim” device in the past, a physical trainer had always set me up, and I didn’t have to do any work. Needless to say, I assumed the setup process would be complicated. With the Marc Pro, it definitely was not. However, make sure to read all instructions before use!
Turning on and operating the unit is self-explanatory. Hooking up the electrode pads is very simple, and setup took me about two minutes. The instructions explain everything out.
My biggest takeaway is that Marc Pro does a great job of creating an easy way to provide muscle recovery and conditioning, without any headaches or concerns with setup.
There are a ton of positives that come with the Marc Pro unit. Here are the biggest ones:
- Effectiveness: After a 54-hole golf weekend with the PIG crew, my body was shot. After a few thirty minute sessions with the Marc Pro, the soreness I experienced was about 30% of what it normally would be. I found the results to be on par with my previous professional electric stim sessions. Flat out, this thing works!
- Portability: The unit is extremely small and easy to carry around.
- Battery: I’ve been using the Marc Pro for about two weeks, and the battery is just now needing a charge. This is a huge plus, although the device does take eight to twelve hours to charge.
- Ease of Use: The device is extremely easy to use, which is a huge plus for anyone who hasn’t used a device like this before.
Although there were not many, here might be some drawbacks for the Marc Pro:
- Price Tag: The $650 price tag might be a drawback for some, but remember, you get what you pay for. If you want a quality device with quality results, you should expect a large price tag to go with it.
- Time Of Use: Not everyone is going to want to sit around hooked up to a device for thirty minutes to an hour after playing golf for five hours. I wouldn’t recommend using it while driving, but the portability factor can help with this.
- Replacing of Electrodes: Out of the box, you get three sets of four electrode pads. As long as you care for the pads, they will last you about two months. You can buy replacement sets for $8.99 on Marc Pro’s site, but it is an added expense.
At $650, the Marc Pro is a significant investment (support PluggedInGolf, buy it HERE). However, it definitely shows results. Compared to the rest of the market, it seems the Marc Pro is in the middle of the pack. Yes, there are much cheaper units out there, as well as the much more expensive units. Just remember, this is a product to care for your body, and you get what you pay for.
Although the price tag is large, the Marc Pro delivers results. I found the unit to be extremely effective and greatly reduced muscle soreness the next day. The Marc Pro delivers a ton of value for the money. If you find yourself extremely sore after a round of golf, you may want to take a look at the Marc Pro for muscle recovery.