❄️❄️ Cold Therapy ❄️❄️
Being in the cold is a controlled stressor and it allows your body to learn how to adapt to stress. Our one constant in life and in performance is the breath. For one, your breath is going to be challenged immediately, and you want to control the breath (nasal breath preferably) while in the cold. The nasal breathing should be slow and controlled. We go 5 breaths with the intentions of that lasting a minute and worked our way up to 10 breaths. When you're out of the cold sit calmly while your body warms up.
When you go into shock you're reactive and the breath isn't controlled. We're going into an environment where we can challenge that by being in the cold. Huge mental training exercise for performance.
Here our coach @brian_peters10 is up to his neck in a 44 degree cold tub at the @houstontexans facility. He starts his days at work with a cold tub submersion, followed by 10 nasal breaths and another complete submersion.
Then 3 days a week, 90 min post work out, he submerges up to his neck for 15 minutes to recover, reduce inflammation, lower body temperature, and strengthen his mental toughness. Looking to gain an edge over his thoughts and his competition.