Benefits for Athletics
Exercise & Circulation
Nutrient and oxygen availability to muscles are affected by circulation. Research has demonstrated that increased blood and oxygen levels from LED light therapy may support improved performance, aid recovery, and helps avoid injury. Increased blood flow from light therapy can improve every phase of your workout.
Pre-Conditioning - Warm-up
Any competitive athlete will tell you that properly warmed-up muscles perform better and are more resistant to injury. Light therapy can increase the flexibility of muscles and joints when applied at the beginning of the exercise, and can also help reduce post-exercise soreness.
During Activity - Circulation Supports Performance
The increase in blood flow carries oxygen to muscles more efficiently. LED therapy is effective for both low-intensity, endurance exercise activities, and short bursts of high-intensity activity.
Post-Exercise - Faster Recovery
When applied following exercise, light therapy is shown to reduce pain and soreness in hardworking muscles. Increased circulation from light therapy also aids in the body's ability to repair the muscles after strenuous activity by increasing blood flow, helping them to become stronger and maintain their optimum fitness level. All of this helps you get back on track faster and work out more effectively.
Sports Injuries - Accelerated Healing
Light therapy supports the body's own healing processes through increased blood circulation and by improving nutrient delivery to affected tissues. LED light therapy helps accelerate the body's ability to heal exercise-related injuries by increasing circulation speeding the healing process.
Clinical research has shown that light therapy applied BEFORE/AFTER resistance exercise:
Light therapy applied BEFORE resistance exercise may:
Enhance contraction function
Reduce the fatigue response
Prevent exercise-induced cell damage
Light therapy applied AFTER resistance exercise may:
Delay the onset of fatigue
Improve post-exercise recovery of strength and function