For athletes, the cold is often a powerful ally in the treatment of injuries with RICE (rest, ice, compression and elevation) a popular means for treating sprains, bruises and other common forms of discomfort.
Well, we’re guessing Jaguar Land Rover knew, as the British company was kind enough to lend out your camera climactic tests Jaco van Gass and Lucas Darlington, a couple of veterans wounded in service to Queen and country.
Van Gass, a former private in the Royal Army and Darlington, a Royal Marine, are trying to earn a place in the cycling team of the British armed forces for the next Invictus Games.
Games inspired by the Warrior Games Collected in the United States, are a sports competition reserved for the wounded men and women in the military, whether on active duty or veterans, and is scheduled to take place from September 10 to 14 in the former Olympic venues in London.
Van Gass lost his left arm below the elbow after being hit by a rocket propelled Granada (he also suffered from a collapsed lung, ruptured internal organs, serious shrapnel and blast injuries, a fractured tibia and fractured knee ). Darlington, meanwhile, suffered a traumatic brain injury during action in Afghanistan and now suffers from weakness in his right side and cognitive problems.
As for why a couple of riders opted to take the military jargon “Stay Frosty” to its literal extreme, it’s all because of cryotherapy. As explained in the video, full body cryotherapy is an increasingly popular form of remedial training for professional athletes because it forces the body to saturate the blood with powerful (and natural) endorphins, which can relieve stress and strain in training. That means faster recovery times and, consequently, increased training for athletes as van Gass and Darlington.
The jaguar is the third after the tiger and the lion’s largest, and the largest feline in the Western Hemisphere. The jaguar’s present range extends from the southwestern United States and Mexico across much of Central America and south to Paraguay and northern Argentina.New Jaguar helps soldiers prepare for Invictus Games Collection 2014 For athletes, the cold is often a powerful ally in the treatment of injuries with RICE (rest, ice, compression and elevation) a popular means for treating sprains, bruises and other common forms of discomfort.