Reduce Muscle Soreness, Speed Recovery, Boost Your Immune System, Burn Fat.. Try Cold Therapy A.K.A. Shiver Training!
! am sure you have heard about or even experienced first hand taking an ice bath after a hard training session or race to speed recovery. It is an interesting feeling easing down into an large tub full of ice and just sit there shivering your ass off for 20 to 30 minutes. But the benefits were enormous. I remember sleeping much better with reducing my core body temperature as well having recovered muscle to race again the following day. It was common place among cyclists doing stage races in the 1980s and 1990's. Now it seems the rage is using compression sleeves or tights as well as expensive high tech compression systems. These alternatives are helpfull in many ways but have limited benefits compared to cold therapy.
I have been testing cold therapy with a cooling vest to speed recovery. The product I have been using for the past 8 weeks is called the Cold Fat Burner. The system is very simple. The vest has slots that hold cold packs that easily stores in your freezer. The main benefit about the Cold Fat Burner system is that it actives brown fat in the body (good fat) to burn white fat (not so good fat). Thusly sliming your waste line. To speed up the process they recommend to drink ice water which intensifies the cold therapy.
ingThe folks from Cold Fat Burner recommend wearing a stocking cap as well as cover your feet and hands to reduce the feeling of being too cold.
There are additional benefits to using a cooling vest system. As mentioned earlier the vest speeds recovery by reducing your core body temperature after a hard training session or race. As well keeping the athlete in a cooler state in a wamer temperature environment. Many athletes use them prior to a race in hot temperatures.
Another benefit is maining and build muscle.
Below is a list of the scientifically proven benefits of Shiver Training.
mTOR vs AMPK
SKELETAL MUSCLE UNCOUPLING
Yours in Cycling and Fitness,
President of Fun
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