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RECHARGE
performance
Spire institute

body recharging station

RECOVERY PROTOCOLS

WHAT IS RECHARGE performance?

Recharge Performance is a comprehensive sports performance recovery studio located inside The Spire Institute in the performance area of the institute, next to the pool.  The Recharge Spire facility offers over 50+ recovery modalities that help athletes recover their bodies while they train and compete at The Spire Institute.  Each of the modalities at Recharge Spire are backed up by science as to their effectiveness and enhancements to sports performance.  Recharge has developed specific protocols depending on the sports related issue as a guideline for athletes to follow to make sure that they get the most of their time spent with recovery. 

As an athlete its important for you to understand the science at work inside your body while you train or compete.  Recharge has designed our business around the science of how these therapies effect the overall health of your body along with how they improve your performance. 

 

WHY IS RECOVERY IMPORTANT?

The typical human body is made up of approximately 37 trillion cells.  Each of these cell groups are designed to perform a specific function in the human body and each type of cell has a predetermined life span.  In a normal human body approximately 4 trillion of these cells die and are replaced with new, young, healthy cells everyday.  In an elite high performance athlete the number of cells destroyed on a daily basis from intense training or competition jumps to over 6 trillion.  Without proper recovery, healthy nutrition and adequate sleep your body is unable to perform the necessary repairs and maintenance or make these new healthy cells and your performance will begin to fade.  Being able to push your body to new higher levels while you train or compete is directly related to how well rested or recovered your body is...

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WARM UP PROTOCOLS

Before an athlete competes or intensely trains its extremely important for them to warm up their muscles, ligaments & tendons properly and get there blood circulating throughout their entire body.  Athletes should avoid stretching or sudden bursts of running until everything feels loose.  The old method of stretching before competing has been proven scientifically in several studies to increase the likelihood of injuries in athletes as opposed to reducing them.  By stretching a cold muscle, tendon or ligament science now understands that these fibers rip or tear without this warm blood, as opposed to lengthen or stretch.

Recommended Therapy Protocols

Vibroacoustic Meditation (15 min)

Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (15 min)

Whole Body Vibration (15 min)

Flex Dr Stimulation (15 min)

EMS Muscle Massage (15 min)

Hydrogen Inhalation (15 min)

 

Other Beneficial Therapy Protocols

Grounding/Earthing (15 min)

Hyperbaric Oxygen (30 min)

Red/IR Light Blanket (15 min)

IR Sauna Blanket (15 min)

Cranial Electric Stimulation (15 min)

Cold Tub Ice Bath (15 min)

Lymphatic Drainage (15 min)

Compression Massage (30 min)

Speed Hound Compression (15 min)

Red Light Wrap (15 min)

Brain Blood Flow (15 min)

Percussion Massage (15 min)

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Between sessions PROTOCOLS

Moments after excessive training or competition ends an athletes body will immediately begin the restorative process to begin making repairs internally, which is ideal in most cases, unless your not done competing or training for the day.  Lactic acid is sent to the muscles in need of repair, glycogen & ATP stores are replenished in the muscles all of which are beneficial to an athlete.  What is not beneficial is the muscle soreness, tightness and general fatigue associated with their body beginning the recovery process.  The Recharge protocol aims to keep their bodies running at a slow idle in between training or competition not allowing it to fully recover until they are done competing or training for the day conserving as much metabolic energy as possible.

Recommended Therapy Protocols

Red/IR Light Blanket (15 min)

Whole Body Vibration (15 min)

EMS Muscle Massage (15 min)

Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (15 min)

Grounding/Earthing (15 min)

Vibroacoustic Meditation (15 min)

Cold Tub Ice Bath (15 min)

 

Other Beneficial Therapy Protocols

Hyperbaric Oxygen (30 min)

Hydrogen Inhalation (15 min)

Lymphatic Drainage (15 min)

Compression Massage (30 min)

Speed Hound Compression (15 min)

Red Light Wrap (15 min)

Brain Blood Flow (15 min)

Percussion Massage (15 min)

 

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END OF COMPETITION PROTOCOLS

Once an athlete finished training or competing for the day a full recovery process should begin to help assist their bodies and aid in their bodies natural recovery process.  This Recharge protocol aims to help their bodies begin the restorative process and recover for their next day of training or competition.  This routine should also be followed up with healthy nutrition, rest and a good night of restful sleep. 

Recommended Therapy Protocols

Red/IR Light Blanket (15 min)

Whole Body Vibration (15 min)

IR Sauna Blanket (15 min)

EMS Muscle Massage (15 min)

Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (15 min)

Grounding/Earthing (15 min)

Hyperbaric Oxygen (30 min)

Hydrogen Inhalation (15 min)

Vibroacoustic Meditation (15 min)

Cranial Electric Stimulation (15 min)

Altitude Sleep (15 min)

Cold Tub Ice Bath (15 min)

Lymphatic Drainage (15 min)

Compression Massage (30 min)

Speed Hound Compression (15 min)

Red Light Wrap (15 min)

Flex Dr Stimulation (15 min)

Biowave Pain Block (15 min)

Brain Blood Flow (15 min)

Microcurrent (15 min)

Muscle Activation (15 min)

Muscle Growth (15 min)

Percussion Massage (15 min)

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fatigue PROTOCOLS

Fatigue is a huge issue in competitive sports and can directly impact an athletes sports performance.  Fatigue comes in many shapes and sizes from physical fatigue to mental fatigue all the way through to muscle fatigue.  But to an elite athlete competing at a high level during a weekend tournament they pretty much all mean they same thing, which is,  a worse performance on the court, field or in the pool then they are normally capable of producing. 

 

Recommended Therapy Protocols

 

Red/IR Light Blanket (15 min)

Whole Body Vibration (15 min)

EMS Muscle Massage (15 min)

Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (15 min)

Hydrogen Inhalation (15 min)

Other Beneficial Therapy Protocols

Vibroacoustic Meditation (15 min)

Cold Tub Ice Bath (15 min)

Lymphatic Drainage (15 min)

Compression Massage (30 min)

Speed Hound Compression (15 min)

Red Light Wrap (15 min)

Brain Blood Flow (15 min)

Muscle Activation (15 min)

Muscle Growth (15 min)

Percussion Massage (15 min)

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MENTAL FOCUS PROTOCOLS

Mental focus or mental clarity issues occur when an overload of thoughts or performance scenarios take over an athletes brain.  As a result of the overload of information, an athletes brain is put into a hyper state of chaos making it difficult to concentrate or focus.  The protocols for mental focus or sports performance anxiety recovery are very similar in regards to what they hope to achieve.  The goal is to slow the brain down while calming or soothing the body to unwind the spring coiled up inside their mind.   Athletes minds routinely work themselves up into a hyper state of chaos after a bad performance or right before an important competition.  Their minds have already ran through all of the possible performance outcomes before they have even competed.

Recommended Therapy Protocols

Whole Body Vibration (15 min)

IR Sauna Blanket (15 min)

EMS Muscle Massage (15 min)

Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (15 min)

Grounding/Earthing (15 min)

 

Other Beneficial Therapy Protocols

Hyperbaric Oxygen (30 min)

Hydrogen Inhalation (15 min)

Vibroacoustic Meditation (15 min)

Cranial Electric Stimulation (15 min)

Cold Tub Ice Bath (15 min)

Lymphatic Drainage (15 min)

Compression Massage (30 min)

Speed Hound Compression (15 min)

Red Light Wrap (15 min)

Brain Blood Flow (15 min)

Muscle Growth (15 min)

Grounding/Earthing (15 min)

Hyperbaric Oxygen (30 min)

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muscle tightness stretch PROTOCOLS

Muscle tightness stretch protocols should always be performed on muscles that are already warm or loose.  Athletes should try to avoid stretching a muscle that has not had adequate warm blood circulating through it for more than 30 minutes.  Heat can be a muscles best friend when it comes to stretching or loosening, regardless if the heat comes from a sauna wrap, red/IR light or layers of clothing.  Muscle fibers stretch much more effectively when they are warm and are less prone to tearing.      

Recommended Therapy Protocols

Red/IR Light Blanket (15 min)

Whole Body Vibration (15 min)

IR Sauna Blanket (15 min)

EMS Muscle Massage (15 min)

 

Other Beneficial Therapy Protocols

Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (15 min)

Grounding/Earthing (15 min)

Hyperbaric Oxygen (30 min)

Hydrogen Inhalation (15 min)

Vibroacoustic Meditation (15 min)

Lymphatic Drainage (15 min)

Compression Massage (30 min)

Speed Hound Compression (15 min)

Red Light Wrap (15 min)

Flex Dr Stimulation (15 min)

Microcurrent (15 min)

Muscle Activation (15 min)

Muscle Growth (15 min)

Percussion Massage (15 min)

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Anxiety Stress PROTOCOLS

Anxiety or performance stress protocols are similar to mental focus protocols with regards to an over active mind, but that is where the similarities end.  Sports performance stress or anxiety issues involve an athletes brain being in a hyper state of chaos but the stress or anxiety can cause the athlete to freeze up or choke at a key moment during their performance.  This can be difficult for an athlete to overcome and performance anxiety issues can become chronic throughout an athletes career.  The goal of our protocol is try to keep the athlete calm right before and right after a competitive performance to attempt to prevent the athletes brain from entering a hyper state of chaos and overthinking a situation.

Recommended Therapy Protocols

Red/IR Light Blanket (15 min)

Whole Body Vibration (15 min)

Cranial Electric Stimulation (15 min)

Vibroacoustic Meditation (15 min)

 

Other Beneficial Therapy Protocols

Grounding/Earthing (15 min)

Hyperbaric Oxygen (30 min)

Hydrogen Inhalation (15 min)

Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (15 min)

EMS Muscle Massage (15 min)

Lymphatic Drainage (15 min)

Compression Massage (30 min)

Speed Hound Compression (15 min)

Red Light Wrap (15 min)

Brain Blood Flow (15 min)

Microcurrent (15 min)

Percussion Massage (15 min)

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strength LOSS PROTOCOLS

Strength loss during a competition or several day tournament can occur for countless reasons including muscle fatigue from over training, lack of hydration or nutrition or an over active immune system fighting off a virus that the athlete may not even show symptoms of contracting.   If you notice strength loss while you are training or practicing you should probably take it slow or even take a rest day, but if today is game-day and you have trained for weeks or months waiting for this day to come and still want to compete you need to be careful.  When your muscles loose strength the joints become vulnerable because ligaments and tendons that normally provide stability are required to perform strength rolls, which is not their primary job.   

Recommended Therapy Protocols

Compression Massage (30 min)

Muscle Activation (15 min)

Cold Tub Ice Bath (15 min)

EMS Muscle Massage (15 min)

Other Beneficial Therapy Protocols

Hyperbaric Oxygen (30 min)

Hydrogen Inhalation (15 min)

Vibroacoustic Meditation (15 min)

Lymphatic Drainage (15 min)

Speed Hound Compression (15 min)

Red Light Wrap (15 min)

Muscle Growth (15 min)

Percussion Massage (15 min)

Red/IR Light Blanket (15 min)

Whole Body Vibration (15 min)

Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (15 min)

Grounding/Earthing (15 min)

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SICKNESS PROTOCOLS

Waking up sick on the morning of an important competition that you have trained and practiced for is a complete nightmare scenario, but it happens.   Regardless if its a runny nose, cough or head ache, it most likely is a signal that your body is fighting something and the resources you needed to compete today are being diverted to fight a virus.  There is no way around it other than to conserve the resources remaining with rest an recovery in between warm up and competition and drink plenty of fluids.  Continuing to excessively train while your immune system is hard at work fighting can lengthen the time it will take for your body to recover.

Recommended Therapy Protocols

Red/IR Light Blanket (15 min)

Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (15 min)

Vibroacoustic Meditation (15 min)

 

Other Beneficial Therapy Protocols

Grounding/Earthing (15 min)

Hyperbaric Oxygen (30 min)

Hydrogen Inhalation (15 min)

Cold Tub Ice Bath (15 min)

Lymphatic Drainage (15 min)

Compression Massage (30 min)

Speed Hound Compression (15 min)

Red Light Wrap (15 min)

Whole Body Vibration (15 min)

IR Sauna Blanket (15 min)

EMS Muscle Massage (15 min)

Micro-current Therapy (15 min)

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circadian Rhythm PROTOCOLS

Athletes are used to routines and so are their bodies, so when an athlete that wakes up every morning at 7am like clock work to start their day is forced to wake up at 4am in order to get to the sporting event, their body is not happy.  Our circadian rhythm is our bodies natural clock that tells us when to sleep and when to wake and when we disrupt that natural rhythm our bodies get confused.  Constant yawning and fatigue are normal symptoms which can directly lead to an underwhelming sports performance.  Resetting our circadian rhythm is no simple task and are protocols are more geared towards waking an athletes body up before competing and less towards messing with the bodies natural process.  In essence we are trying to manufacturer a second wind. 

Recommended Therapy Protocols

Vibroacoustic Meditation (15 min)

Whole Body Vibration (15 min)

EMS Muscle Massage (15 min)

Cold Tub Ice Bath (15 min)

 

Other Beneficial Therapy Protocols

Grounding/Earthing (15 min)

Hyperbaric Oxygen (30 min)

Hydrogen Inhalation (15 min)

Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (15 min)

Compression Massage (30 min)

Red Light Wrap (15 min)

Micro-current (15 min)

Muscle Activation (15 min)

Muscle Growth (15 min)

Red/IR Light Blanket (15 min)

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injury recovery PROTOCOLS

Coming back from an injury can be a slow and difficult process that athletes need to learn how perform.  Making sure their bodies are completely warmed up before they begin training is critical if they are trying to avoid re-injuring themselves.

Recommended Therapy Protocols

Red/IR Light Blanket (15 min)

Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (15 min)

Micro-currrent Therapy (15 min)

 

Other Beneficial Therapy Protocols

Grounding/Earthing (15 min)

Hyperbaric Oxygen (30 min)

Hydrogen Inhalation (15 min)

Vibroacoustic Meditation (15 min)

Cold Tub Ice Bath (15 min)

Compression Massage (30 min)

Red Light Wrap (15 min)

Microcurrent (15 min)

Muscle Activation (15 min)

Muscle Growth (15 min)

Whole Body Vibration (15 min)

EMS Muscle Massage (15 min)

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