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Talking Points

  • Exercising back to health
  • Use it or lose it... avoid muscle loss
  • Pain threshold... know your limits
  • Recovery is key



The saying “No Pain, No Gain” suggests that you don’t progress without pain.

Should we push past the pain threshold or will that take us to the point of no return?

This blog investigates the truth behind pain and recovery.

Exercise as a way of treatment

Exercising is extremely important and vital for the human body. It’s complex structure throughout ancient history, has needed physical exercise to hone itself to be stronger and more powerful. Even today, there is an entire doctorate in which people study physical exercise to help treat of various muscle injuries and wounds, as well as to aid the recovery of some disease.

Atrophying of muscles

If muscles are not used they lose mass. This is called muscle atrophy. This will result in lost muscle as well as reduced body strength and ability to perform rigorous tasks. This occurs due to inactivity and not giving the proper muscle exercise. Therefore, if a person sits stagnant after injury and chooses not to work out, their muscle will atrophy, decreasing their muscle strength, general wellbeing and recovery potential.

On the other hand, if a person performs guided exercise and training, treatment of the injury will be accelerated. This is because keeping the muscle active increases the blood flow to the area, as well as keeping the muscle mass for strength. So exercise and movement is key to a speedy recovery.

When to stop

No Pain no gain suggests we should push ourselves past the point of pain. Unfortunately, this advice could cause you injury and long-term damage. It is necessary to know when to stop working out. During exercise, a person’s body gives off subtle signals. It will tell you when it is either being held back or being pushed too hard. It is extremely important to listen to these signals and act accordingly.

Lactic acidosis

When you exercise, your body uses oxygen to burn glucose to give you energy. However, during vigorous exercise, the oxygen stores runs out and so has to use a different process to give you energy. This anaerobic process produces higher levels of lactic acid.

Over long periods it results in the acidification of the blood stream. This is called lactic acidosis. When this happens, the muscles become cramped and overworked. Moreover, the blood becomes acidic, and lactic acid accumulation occurs even within the muscles. If the body reaches this stage, it will give off some signals that include nausea and muscle burn.

Recovery sports kit

KYMIRA Sport’s infrared products have been specifically designed with all of the above in view. It accelerates the recovery of muscular injuries and also thermo-regulates the body. Thermo-regulation of the body provides a better recovery environment for the muscles.

How is that possible? When humans take in food, about sixty percent of the energy from that food is lost to the environment. The fabric has been designed not to let that energy go to waste, by capturing the energy being radiated from the body. It has been clinically proven that this feature of our sports kit is extremely effective.

Conversion of energy

This fabric then converts the absorbed energy, as well as some of the latent energy present in the environment, into infrared. Infrared waves have a higher wavelength than visible light which can deeply penetrate our muscles. These rays then enter the tissues and cells and create cellular changes that now provide the muscles with more oxygen. This results in a considerable decrease in the acidosis and an increase in the working capacity of the muscles. It, therefore, allows an individual to work harder and for longer – with less muscular fatigue.

Thus, KYMRIA Sports kit is nothing short of a revolution when it comes to many sports gear all around the world.

Final thought…

No pain no gain is a saying which should not be used in the context of sports training. There is something to be said for hard work and practice, but it should not cause any more than discomfort. If you experience pain then you should seek medical advice and begin a specific recovery plan to avoid long-term damage. So stay active, stay healthy and recover properly… that is the right way to make physical gains toward your goals.

Further Reading

To find out more about planning your training, proper nutrition and the importance of recovery check out our other blogs.

May 20, 2019 — KYMIRA Sport
Tags: recovery

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