Recovery is an essential piece of any performance-focused workout routine, with the goal of giving your body time to heal and regroup. As an athlete it’s important to listen to what your body is telling you, giving it the essential amount of rest and recovery it needs to perform.
Rest days are critical to your athletic success
Rest days help to increase circulation throughout the body, which helps to promote nutrient and waste product transport throughout the body. Without rest days the body is unable to adapt to the stresses of working out, leaving your body tired, sore, and unable to perform at its peak performance. Recovery after exercise is essential, allowing the body to repair damaged muscles and tissues and strengthen itself.
According to Very Well Fit, “a muscle needs anywhere from 24 to 48 hours to repair and rebuild, and working it again to soon simply leads to tissue breakdown instead of building.” Cryotherapy helps speed up this process allowing for you to return to your fitness routine in a shorter period of time.
Adding “cold therapy” to your fitness routine
Cold therapy is an effective solution for athletic recovery by reducing downtime. Cryotherapy’s cold temperatures help the body to recover faster, reduce muscle soreness and helps to prevent injury. The theory behind this method is that the cold helps blood vessels constrict and dilate repeatedly, helping to remove waste products in the tissues.
Cryotherapy is one of the most effective forms of post-exercise recovery, leaving you in peak physical condition. Clients who use cryotherapy after exercise claim they experience faster rejuvenation and anti-inflammatory benefits. It is recommended that a session be completed within 0 to 24 hours post-exercise to achieve maximum results.