Whether you are a couch potato who needs to get moving, a seasoned athlete, or a dedicated gym rat, the secret to getting stronger and healthier is to train harder. However, smart training involves more than just lifting more weight or doing more reps. You also need good nutritional support, ample hydration, plenty of sleep and a solid recovery strategy that helps your cells regenerate between workouts.
How Exercise Makes You Look and Feel Better
Some people go to the gym day after day, yet they never move closer to realizing their goals. That is because many people do not understand the primary premise behind exercise: the principle of overload.
In a nutshell, overload is subjecting your body to challenges to which it is not accustomed. In other words, you have to get outside your comfort zone in order to benefit from exercise — no pain, no gain!
If your workout routine is the same day after day, and you never change it or make it harder, you will still maintain any gains you made in the past, but you are not likely to lose more weight, increase your strength and endurance, or become more flexible without turning up the heat.
The Importance of Recovery
You challenge your muscles, bones and vital organs during your workouts, but the actual changes to your body come about at rest. That is when your red blood cells are able to deliver oxygen and nutrients to damaged tissues without having to support other biological functions.
Elite athletes understand the importance of recovery, and take full advantage of it between games or matches. Without recovery, they could not perform week after week at the same elite level, and they certainly could not improve.
In an effort to realize weight loss goals or sculpt a perfect physique, many gym-goers push through muscle pain, ignoring the body’s message that it needs a break. Doing so can have many negative effects, including increased risk of injury and lack of progress. Ongoing muscle soreness indicates low-grade inflammation that can lead to unwanted weight gain and metabolic disease.
Cryotherapy for Enhanced Recovery
In addition to rest, nutrition, sleep and hydration, subjecting your body to very cold temperatures can help speed up recovery, improve fat metabolism, help you sleep better, and enable you to train harder.
Some benefits of cryotherapy include:
- Increased circulation
- Stronger joint tissue
- Reduced muscle and joint pain
- Reduce inflammation
- Improved muscle strength and function
- Enhanced cellular function
- Improved cognitive function
- Improved skin health
- Elevated mood
- Faster recovery from exercise
There are many ways to expose your body to cold temperatures after your workout, including a dip in a cold pool, a bath in ice water, rolling in a snowbank, or applying ice packs to your joints and muscles. However, most of these methods do not have great appeal.
A better way to treat your body to the benefits of cold temperature exposure is Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC). After just three minutes in a cryochamber, you exceed the benefits of longer, less comfortable methods, and you don’t have to get wet!
With WBC, nitrogen gas drops the chamber’s temperatures to sub-freezing, exposing your superficial body tissues to extreme cold for a short period of time. After your session, you will feel energetic, and your system will flood with endorphins that make you feel great.
Best of all, cryotherapy will speed and enhance recovery, so you can train smarter and harder, to reach and exceed your workout goals.
WBC in NYC
To experience the full benefits of WBC, look no farther than Advanced Cryo NYC in the heart of trendy SoHo. Regular WBC sessions will not only help you recover, but they will give boost your immune system and give you a healthy glow.
Schedule your WBC session at Advanced Cryo NYC today, and be sure to ask about our unique menu of services to keep you looking and feeling young, healthy and beautiful.