Did you know that the Denver Broncos use cryotherapy? Yes, they do. Although not exactly the whole full team, but about a dozen of them. In season, 2 to 3 times a week, they go to a sports facility and “chill out”, according to Malik Jackson’s (Broncos Defensive End) own terms. Why would they want to feel like human popsicles, when asked, that’s the way Bradley Roby (Broncos Cornerback) feels and I’m sure he is not the only one.
I don’t think there is any need to introduce the Denver Broncos; anybody living in this part of the hemisphere has heard of the Super Bowl. This year was the Super Bowl 50 and the Broncos second Super Bowl in 3 years. They defeated the Carolina Panthers, due in part to a great defense but mostly thanks to an outstanding performance of the whole team. So yes, they are famous.
Why do the Denver Broncos use cryotherapy?
During football season, these star athletes train hard, very hard, and their body, even though used to this kind of high level training and “bad” treatment, needs to heal. There must be some benefit to whole body cryotherapy because this is not the first season they do this, this is their 3rd.
Cryotherapy can reduce recovery time from 72 hours to 24 hours which in professional football means the players are back in training in a snap.
When asked about his ankle, Aqib Talib (Broncos Cornerback) was affirmative it was doing much better right after the 3 minutes session.
These are busy men, they wouldn’t be wasting precious time on a fad; they have to train, heal from injuries and win championships.
How does cryotherapy help the Broncos?
After several hours of high-level training, even for professional athletes, the joints and muscles are pushed to their limits and sometimes to their breaking point. It the name of the game. There are two important points to consider:
- Make sure the injuries are not serious
- Make sure the injuries heal fast
This is why cryotherapy has become so popular among pros.
Athletes wearing cotton underwears, socks and gloves, enter a cryosauna that receives its cooling power from liquid nitrogen, which drops the temperature inside the booths to -190°F, or even as low as -256°F. The exposition to those extreme temperatures send the body in protective mode, the vessels contract, the endorphins are released. The session lasts no more than 3 minutes, after which the body warms up, the blood starts circulating again. The combined effects of analgesia induced by exposition to the cold and the improved blood flow restrict the inflammatory process and tissue damage.
The Denver Broncos have joined the growing number of pro athletes in the cryotherapy craze, and for good reason. The experience is not painful per se but feeling the bite of the cold temperature for several minutes, 2 to 3 times a week is not for pleasure, it’s for results. And cryotherapy produces results. Football players are big boys whose body is used to “take a beating” but they are busy men who need results and the faster they can recover and heal, the better.
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