The constant physical and fitness training by football players and other athletes in general, often leave them sore and tired at the end of the day.
And this athletes are expected to continue with these activities everyday, despite the huge physical demands of these exercises.
In order to meet up with the physical demands of these activities, different techniques have been incorporated to speed up the recovery process of these players from fatigue and soreness.
1. Ice Baths
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Many football clubs use this technique to help speed up the recovery process of their players from soreness and fatigue, after an intense training or match.
The players immerse themselves into a bath filled with ice at a temperature of 46 to 55 degrees for about 10 to 15 minutes, the technique is said to be effective in eliminating toxins, and avoids fatigue.
The cold shocks the body and stops the micro-bleeding that causes soreness and bruising.
2. Cupping Therapy
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These technique was borrowed from Chinese alternative medicine and it helps reduce pain and aids in blood circulation.
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Cryosaunas are large refrigerator-like equipment used to accelerate the recovery process of players.
Players are locked into the equipment which has a mixture of nitrogen and air for about one and a half to three minutes.
The temperature of the equipment can go as low as - 274° Fahrenheit and is said to be the fastest way to recover and relief fatigue and soreness.
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A good rest and a balanced diet after an intense training session is an effective way to recover from fatigue and soreness, and it has been used for a very long time.
This technique is one of the oldest and dependable technique used by players to recover from fatigue and soreness.
A balanced diet of carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins and minerals are needed to be consumed after an intense training session, coupled with sleep, which helps a player to recover physically and mentally.
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