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Whole body cryotherapy: A look at potential benefits, risks

Whole body cryotherapy: A look at potential benefits, risks


PEOPLE WITH FITNESS RELATED INJURIES. MTN’S MORGAN DAVIES TAKE A LOOK AT CYROTHERAPY; THE HEALTH BENEFITS ANDSOME POSSIBLE DANGERS. “SO THIS IS THE MAX THIS IS THE COLDEST THE MACHINE GOES.” THIS IS WHOLE BODY CRYOTHERAPY. ITS A TECHNIQUE THAT MANY TRAINERS WILL SUGGEST TO PEOPLE WHO HAVE INTENSE FITNESS TRAINING OR CHRONIC PAIN LIKE ARTHRITIS. “THE WHOLE BODY CRYOTHERAPY IS A SURFACE LEVEL COLD. SO IT’S ICE THERAPY BUT ITS MORE OF A MIND GAME, SO WHEN YOU GET OUT IT PUSHES ALL THE NUTRIENT RICH BLOOD AND THE OXYGEN OUT TO YOUR EXTREMITIES.” THE CONCEPT IS STANDING IN A MACHINE FOR THREE MINUTES AND COLD NITROGEN IS BLOWN AROUND YOUR BODY. SOME TRAINERS AND CRYOTHERAPY STUDIO OWNERS BELIEVE THAT THERE ARE EVEN MORE BENEFITS TO THE FREEZE THAN JUST RECOVERING MUSCLES. “IT’S ALSO GOOD FOR ENERGY BOOSTS, SO SOME PEOPLE DO IT BEFORE A WORK OUT, BUT IT ALSO HELPS YOUR BODY RECOVER.” NOW, YOU MAY THINK THIS IS JUST A FANCY ICE BATH, BUT IT’S ALSO DIFFERENT THAN AN OLD FASHIONED COLD SOAK. “YOU HAVE TO BE IN AN ICE BATH FOR PROBABLY ABOUT 40 MINUTES TO GET THE BENEFITS OF ABOUT THREE MINUTES. PLUS WITH AN ICE BATH ONLY THE PLACES THAT YOU ARE ICING GET THE BENEFIT THIS IS THAT BLODD GOING TO THE CORE AND THEN PUSHING OUT. YOUR WHOLE BODY GETS THE BENEFIT.” BEFORE YOU EXPOSING YOUR BODY TO NEGATIVE 321 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT THERE ARE SOME OTHER THINGS TO CONSIDER WITH CRYOTHERAPY. THE U-S FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION HAS NOT FOUND ANY PROOF THAT CRYOTHERAPY HAS ANY OF THE BENEFITS IT SAYS IT DOESS.AND BASKETBALL ATHLETES AT MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY ACTUALLY GOT INJURED AFTER USING THE TREATMENT. HAVING THE ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT PUT A BAND ON ATHLETE’S USE OF CRYOTHERAPY ALL TOGETHER. “WE HAVE NO INTEREST IN DOING IT FURTHER, THATS FOR SURE. BUT WE NEED TO FIGURE OUT WHAT HAPPENED RIGHT NOW, LET ALONE INT HE FUTURE, BUT WE HAVE NO PLANS TO DO IT AGAIN. ” BUT THEN THERE ARE ATHLETES LIKE LEBRON JAMES WHO REPORTEDLY SWEAR BY THE TREATMENT. THE BEST BET AS WITH ANY TYPE OF MEDICAL TREATMENT IS TO CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE STEPPING IN THE FREEZING CHAMBER. ALRIGHT.. AFTER THE BREAK… RUSS WILL BE BACK WITH A LOOK AT WHAT

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