Cold therapy is appropriate for nearly every sport that requires efficient recovery of muscles and stamina. The greatest benefits are achieved through a controlled process with correct water temperature and carefully determined immersion time.
In sports, cold is used for three main purposes:
- Recovery after exercise.
- Cooling the body before and/or after exercise in hot temperatures.
- Treatment of acute injuries.
Cold recovery suits for example: ice hockey, football, basketball, volleyball, floorball, American football, tennis and other racket games, skiing, bicycling, short- and long-distance running, swimming, triathlon, weight lifting, Cross Fit, gymnastics, martial arts and most track and field sports.
- For professional athletes, cold therapy has long been an essential part of the athlete’s recovery process.
- Sports centres, clubs and academies worldwide use ice baths.
- Fitness enthusiasts can use cold therapy to speed up recovery after exercise. Thanks to its convenience and compact size, Avant°pool Kinos is perfect also for home bathrooms.
- Workplaces such as fire stations also have uses for body cooling in ice baths.
- Avant°pool Kinos can be utilized in health clinics, particularly in physiotherapy. A cold recovery pool fits perfectly to the service offering of a well-equipped
Avant°pool masters clean and cold water. It is Nordic, practical and natural wellbeing at its best.
Seven steps to efficient recovery:
- Training or competition
- Active aerobic recovery
- Recovery drink (carbohydrates and protein) while stretching
- Cold recovery, e.g. 5 min. in cold, 10°C water
- Shower and change to dry, warm clothes
- Allowing the body to wind down before 8–10 hours of sleep
We will be happy to provide you with more detailed, alternative and sport-specific instructions on the use of cold-water immersion in connection with your purchase. These guidelines have been drawn up together with Antti Mero (PhD, Professor, Department of Biology of Physical Activity, University of Jyväskylä), a recognised expert and author on sports recovery.