Many sportsmen and women use hyperbaric chambers both for physical preparation and to recover after a major sporting effort. The Estepona Hyperbaric Medical Centre has been visited by several elite athletes who have tested how hyperbaric oxygen works. Today we wanted, in a synthesized form, the main indications of hyperbaric oxygen in sport.
Indications of hyperbaric oxygen in sport
In sport, hyperbaric oxygen has three fundamental indications:
1.- Increasing performance in the training phase
Treatment of injuries, in fact we know many athletes of a certain name who use it to shorten recovery times.
3.- Eliminate overtraining, overtraining syndrome.
What is Overtraining?
Shephart, defined chronic fatigue syndrome or overtraining “as the appearance of a state of exhaustion disproportionate to the intensity of the effort made, lasting 6 months or more”. In high competition, chronic fatigue is the consequence of overtraining.Angeles Prada, Medical Director. Victoria Eugenia Red Cross Hospital
60% of long distance runners suffer from it at some time in their sporting lives, adds Dr. Prada.
Treatment with hyperbaric medicine in sportsmen and women
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