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Advil Free Running! – Cryotherapy for Runners

Posted on December 7, 2017 by The Athletic Room Team

Kailee Wong

If this is your year to tackle the Houston Marathon, Half-Marathon, or any of the other races in your area, then your training volume and intensity is picking up.  As you prepare for your great running performance much of the training is managing that fine line of getting the work in that you need without over-training and risking injury.

So, before you get that next Advil, put on your running shoes, and hit the road we wanted to share with you a Study that could be the missing piece to give you that edge.

The Study took two different types of recovery (passive vs whole body cryotherapy) and measured the classical markers of exercise-induced muscle damage (EIMD) and the inflammation levels after a simulated trail running race. The runners completed two experimental trials, separated by 1 month, in a randomized crossover design; for each trial, subjects ran for 48-minutes on a treadmill followed by their prescribed recovery. The results clearly show that Cryotherapy was hugely beneficial to reducing the inflammatory process (more than double!) of these runners.  Read the full study here => click here.  Instead of managing the last months of your workouts put your body in its optimal state to naturally heal and repair itself.


More: Cryotherapy has been around for decades, but in the U.S. it has primarily been accessible to the few professional athletes and celebrities. Now that Cryotherapy is less expensive and becoming more mainstream all types of runners and athletes are experiencing its benefits.

  • Reduce inflammation
  • Provide pain relief
  • Boost your overall body’s performance
  • Speed up recovery time after training and competing
  • Repair damaged tissues
  • Increase blood circulation
  • Distribute vital nutrients throughout your body

So, runners, check us out online at www.theathleticroom.com or follow us on Facebook @THEATHLETICROOM or Instagram @the_athletic_room to learn more.  We wish you the best of luck this upcoming 2018 Running Season!