Why Crossfit Athletes Use Cryotherapy
Crossfit training is a high-intensity training program that can cause injury and pain. Crossfit athletes use cryotherapy to help with recovery and get back to training.
More and more crossfit athletes use cryotherapy to boost recovery and soothe aching muscles. Crossfit workouts incorporate elements from high-intensity interval training, weightlifting, and other exercises. Crossfit training optimizes physical competence in each of 10 recognized fitness domains: cardiovascular and respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy. The movements reflect the best aspects of gymnastics, weightlifting, running, rowing and more. Crossfit workouts are extremely demanding and will tax the capacities of even the world’s best athletes. Workouts can be scaled—or modified—by adjusting the length, number of reps, loads, distances or even movements. Crossfit is high intensity training. Injuries can happen easily. Recovery can be slower – leaving athletes with frequent pain.
Whole Body Cryotherapy treatments are designed to target the muscles while helping boost blood flow and, reduce inflammation. This allows athletes to recover quickly to help you achieve maximum results from your workouts.Over the past 10+ years, Crossfit Games have become popular – especially crossfire competition. Sleep and recovery play an enormous part in allowing you to unlock your true athletic potential. One of the most amazing benefits of cryotherapy is helping to get a better night’s sleep. A sleep diary is an effective tool for making people consciously aware of how little and how poorly they are sleeping and an effective motivator for encouraging people to get more sleep. The most interesting detail found was on days of cryotherapy were measured against hours of sleep and sleep quality, there was a statistically significant impact; those that used cryo slept more and had better quality sleep
Cryotherapy could be a valuable resource in your recovery toolkit if used correctly.