recovery

Hyperbaric oxygen and sports injuries

Hyperbaric oxygen and sports injuries

Hyperbaric chambers have been used to increase oxygen rates above normal. The benefits of oxygen have long been disputed. By this point, it is well established that a rugby or American football player breathing from an oxygen tank at the side-lines will have no effect on the player’s physiology. Hyperbaric exposure, especially chronically, on the(…)

DOMS: a review of interventions

DOMS: a review of interventions

Torres et al. (2012) published a systematic review of various interventions and modalities used to decrease delayed onset of muscle soreness (DOMS). Most DOMS occurs during the eccentric portion of the lift; lengthening under load appears to cause sufficient microtrauma to the muscle as to cause significant pain after the workout. Concentric work seems to have(…)

Altitude Training

Altitude Training

Altitude training has been an element of training for years, particularly in aerobic sports. Two schools of thought have generally emerged concerning returning to sea-level for competition. One claims you would peak 48 hours after returning to a lower altitude while the other states its 18-22 days later. The changes one finds when training at(…)