cryotherapy

Exercise in the heat V: pre-cooling for performance

Exercise in the heat V: pre-cooling for performance

When is warming-up a bad idea? Not often, but in a particular circumstance when your athletes will exercise in the heat, the opposite strategy might be more appropriate: pre-cooling. Uckert et al. (2007) examined the effect of three pre-race strategies on endurance performance in the heat. Twenty males participated in the study and were asked(…)

Cryotherapy and recovery

Cryotherapy and recovery

Cryotherapy has gained momentum over the past 10-15 years as a recovery strategy in elite athletes. It purports to minimize muscle damage following exercise, reduce symptoms of DOMS and speed up the healing process. So how effective is the method? In a study by Sellwood et al. (2007), 40 males were randomized into 3 *(…)