• Usain Bolt will be encased in liquid nitrogen at temperatures of minus 140C.
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[quote]Usain Bolt is considering using an ice chamber in London to guarantee his fitness for this month's Olympics amid fears a back injury has derailed his preparations. The world's fastest man has flown to Germany especially to see Dr Hans-Wilhelm Muller-Wohlfahrt and has pulled out of his final warm-up race before the Games as he strives to get his body right for the huge challenge of defending his 100 and 200 metre titles from training partner Yohan Blake. And Sportsmail has learned that Bolt's camp are in discussions with a British company over the cryotherapy treatment, which aids athletes' recovery by encasing them in liquid nitrogen at temperatures of minus 140C. The 25-year-old is said to be keen on stepping into Britain's only mobile ice chamber, which the Welsh rugby team used this year as they won the Six Nations. The chamber, supplied by CryolabSports, is secured in a former police van and can be driven to wherever it is needed. Those using it strip to their underwear and let the cold air chill their body for up to three minutes, during which time the skin temperature drops significantly but the core stays the same.This boosts muscle recovery after exhausting training sessions and triggers the release of endorphins which help pain relief.Bolt, whose aura of invincibility was punctured by two defeats to 100m world champion Blake at the Jamaican trials last week, could use it right away to help him recover from the injury which forced him out of the Diamond League meeting in Monaco on July 20. He could alternatively decide to wait until he travels to London for the Games and use it between the rounds of his three events - the 100m, 200m and 4x100m.Mo Farah is likely to use the chamber during the Olympics as he runs for gold in the 5,000m and 10,000m. He regularly uses one supplied by Nike at his home in Eugene, Oregon and CryolabsSports have offered their services on these shores. Farah has said: 'You're not stiff or anything, your body's just freezing cold. But you recover right away. The following day - that's when you feel a lot better.' His coach Alberto Salazar is a long-time fan.[/quote] [IMG]http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-iBPFvrW3F8M/Tvy5ufFkefI/AAAAAAAAEeA/lHifS8LOq5M/s1600/frozen-man.jpg[/IMG] Source: [URL]http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/olympics/article-2170558/London-2012-Olympics-Usain-Bolt-use-ice-chamber-prevent-injuries.html#ixzz207EOzuGY[/URL]
I thought this was about cryogenics for a moment
That's fucking bananas.
They do this already using big buckets of ice and water. This is just a fancy way of doing it.
Such a sensationalist title.
[QUOTE]Those using it strip to their underwear and let the cold air chill their body for up to three minutes, during which time the skin temperature drops significantly but the core stays the same.This boosts muscle recovery after exhausting training sessions and triggers the release of endorphins which help pain relief.[/QUOTE] That's extremely cool, I had no idea this was possible.
there's probably some kid on the savannah can run twice as fast as this guy especially when he's running from lions
The title suggests he will be cryogenically frozen, where as the truth is he'll just be having an ice bath without getting wet...
He doesn't need a fancy ice bath, he needs more steroids. Olympic sprinting, proud supporters of the needle and tablet regime since 1960.
i thought he signed up to alcor for a minute then
[QUOTE=usaokay;36687227]I thought he will be cryogenically frozen, thus entering the future of 3000 where he will compete against a fat Jamaican man in a limbo contest.[/QUOTE] But Hermes retired in 2980.
Mr Freeze would be pretty proud, i must say.
Demolition Man
placebo bullshit but it really doesn't matter as long as it works
i was thinking this was gonna be badage boys for a second
My mom does this on a less fancy scale. After she runs marathons and she is dead, she fills the tub with ice and gets in.
[QUOTE=usaokay;36687227]I thought he will be cryogenically frozen, thus entering the future of 3000 where he will compete against a fat Jamaican man in a limbo contest.[/QUOTE] avatar is appropriate for this thread.
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[QUOTE=JaegerMonster;36687266]He doesn't need a fancy ice bath, he needs more steroids. Olympic sprinting, proud supporters of the needle and tablet regime since 1960.[/QUOTE] Nice source.
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