The purpose of training is to improve your physical capabilities in preparation for competition.
By stressing the body via physical work, you force adaption in its capabilities – connective tissues remodel, becoming stronger, more elastic and they have greater resistance to injury. Our capacity for cardiovascular work improves, with a stronger, more efficient heart and improved gaseous exchange in the lungs. We develop more contractile filaments in our muscle tissues, making us stronger.
Psychologically we upgrade too. By working hard in training we improve our confidence, we learn about what we’re capable of and we understand how our bodies react to movements and actions.
In short, training is about developing your competitive advantage, but what if we could add to that, making disproportionate gains from the work we do? How can we reduce the time taken for us to see the rewards from our training?
In this article we’re looking at how infrared technology can enhance the effects of training, taking a look at the science and how it impacts training outcomes.