As someone who knows a thing or two about fighting sports, I am aware of how important is it to have a plan when it comes to sports recovery. Whether that be MMA, Boxing, Muay Thai or Mixed Martial Arts, having the ability to recover quickly and also effectively after a session where you have pushed yourself is critical to the success you have both in and out of the ring. This blog unpacks 4 key ways you can drastically improve your recovery time, as well al 4 impactful products to help you get there.
1. Sauna Suits
Sauna suits are a very underrated tool when it comes to improving your sports recovery. They work by trapping heat against the body to increase body temperature, causing you to sweat more. When you increase your sweat level, it causes the body to push out toxins and waste products from within that help with speeding up the recovery process.
We stock two types of sauna suits, one being the RDX SAUNA SUIT and the other is the Adidas Sauna Suit Hydro Performance. Both suits are made from durable material that's designed to with-stand even the most intense training and workouts. Both feature front zips that makes it easy to take on and off.
2. Foam rollers
Foam Rollers take the cake when it comes to speeding up recovery time and acts as a personal massage therapist. Foam rollers are a muscle-targeting device that work by applying pressure to your muscles to break up any knots, adhesion or tension that could be causing pain or stiffness.
We have two types of Foam Rollers available from GND Fitness, one is called the GND Foam Roller and features a spiky pattern that's designed to mimic a massage therapist's hands. While the second Foam Roller is called the GND Foam Roller // Black Speckle and has a flat circumference to ensure that you can maximise your recovery with every roll.
3. Liniment Oil
Liniment oil is a topical ointment that's formulated to be applied directly to your skin. It contains a mix of natural ingredients that can help to reduce skin and muscle inflammation and promoting recovery and healing.
My recommendation for Liniment Oil would be the Fairtex Muay Thai Liniment Oil. This oil is specifically designed for use in combat sports like Muay Thai and Boxing, and it's made from a blend of natural herbs and oils that has been used for centuries by fighters.
4. Spiky Massage Balls
Spiky massage balls are one of the easiest and most effect tools to use for sports recovery. Not only are they small, portable products, but they are used to specifically target pain trigger points when rolling over the muscle to reduce tension in an area of the body.
Finally, if you're wanting to improve your sports recovery time simply incorporate these 4 products to your training routine, and soon enough you will be seeing your recovery time decrease each week you implement them. Whether you may be a professional fighter or just someone starting out, these tips are ways to improve recovery so that you can maximise your performance in and out of the ring. So give them a try and see the improvements happen for themselves. What do you have to lose?