From what I've seen, the results are clear(ish), but the conclusions are not. So when a study shows that it helps recovery (say, that after cold therapy, subjects were able to repeat exercise at whatever intensity), many assume that it is a good training intervention ("recovery is good!).Ferminal said:Last time I checked there wasn't clear evidence of cryo stuff being useful for aerobic efforts (anaerobic I think is clearer).
Did he, now? This is exactly the kind of performance Elmiger has been delivering sporadically for like a decade.GuyIncognito said:Jokes aside, how does it jive with the theories of AG2R being pumped to the gills? The guy left and improved tremendously.
ag2r 2013 was quite an improvement from 2012 as well.GuyIncognito said:Jokes aside, how does it jive with the theories of AG2R being pumped to the gills? The guy left and improved tremendously.
I saw a thing on TV once about patients with chronical pain after injury, and they said it helps them if applied regularlysniper said:also in football and other sports. it's growing in popularity.Catwhoorg said:A souped up ice bath ?
Personally I have never found those to be beneficial, but then again I don't have the training/racing load these guys do.
I have heard of cryotherapy being used by long distance runners as well.
not likely to be used in isolation, imo.
more likely a smokescreen for a whole set of illegal recovery methods.
Benefits of Whole Body Cryotherapy for Sport
Following trauma injury / Surgery
Reduction of pain
Reduction of post traumatic treatmen
Inhibition of inflammation
Post-Training / Competition
Increase in muscle strength
Increase in performance
Reduction in the regeneration phase
Improvement of joint function
Decrease in muscle tension over longer applicationGolf: US Ryder Cup Team
Rugby: Ireland Rugby Team
Rugby: Wales Rugby Team
Football: Bolton Wanderers
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