Why not CRYO?
Staying fit and eating healthy have been proven to prolong life. But overtime, even our greatest athletes are faced with aging and wear and tear on the body. This year ,we are watching a World Champion Kobe Bryant, who was introduced to us as a young 18 year old phenom, retire as an elder statesman due to these inevitable factors that face us all. In my profession and as a person who has spent numerous hours in the gym lifting heavy to get my “swole” on, squatting and bench pressing 405 lbs, I have come to realize that my goals are shifting and whether Im going heavy or light I must take care of these joints.!
Recently I underwent arthoscopic surgery on my knee and have been faced with a reality check that my body is no different from the rest. In my quest to heal properly and to return to tip top shape I have searched for ways to excellerate the healing process and Cryotherapy has been the one thing that has stood out. The term “Cryotherapy” comes from the Greek Cryo meaning cold, and therapy meaning cure. I’m a guy who takes 15 minutes to get into the swimming pool and the first three minutes is to get the water level past my waist…Lol… so this wasn’t easy at first! But I manned up and got past the shock of the freezing temperatures for the various benefits. Not only do I feel an energy boost but an overall zen feeling as well as if I just left an hour yoga class. I have noticed a decrease in inflammation and more mobility in my joints.
Keeping it 100 with you, staying inside a -160F chamber for three minutes wasn’t easy but I was determined to reap the benefits. Later that day feeling less pain, joint stiffness, I also noticed a mood boost and an overall feeling of euphoria. It might sound a little crazy, but this was one treatment that was worth the adrenaline rush. So why not CRYO?