Marcus Rashford: Inside Manchester United Star’s Recovery in Cryotherapy Ice Chamber
- Marcus Rashford has taken his game to the next level since the 2022 World Cup
- The forward has scored in all of Manchester United's games after Qatar bar one
- He has shared photos of his recovery session before the Carabao Cup semi-final
Marcus Rashford has technically been unplayable since the World Cup break. He is arguably the most in-form player in the world after becoming the first person to hit double digits after Qatar 2022.
He recently shared a snippet of his recovery methods as he angled to fire Manchester United to silverware this season, with it being six seasons since the Red Devils last won a trophy.
The striker uploaded a photo to his Instagram account of himself in a cryotherapy ice chamber with readings of -113C. To put this in perspective, the muscles of a human being freeze at -0.5C, as reported by the BBC.
This goes a long way to show just how brutal the conditions Rashford subjected himself to were.
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So, how does this frosty chamber work and how integral has it been to the Man United ace's imperious form?
The cryotherapy ice chamber
Cyroaction reports that temperatures in the chamber can drop as low as -160C, meaning a person steps inside for around three minutes only. Also known as 'cold therapy,' cryotherapy uses a hybrid cooling system of liquid nitrogen and electricity.
Once the body sensors register the extreme cold, the brain is triggered to generate fight-or-flight responses. The blood then flows to the chest area to protect the body's vital organs. Once someone steps out, oxygenated blood flows back to the rest of the body, beating muscle soreness and helping in the recovery process.
The method seems to be working for Rashford. He scored against Nottingham Forrest in the first leg of the Carabao Cup. United won the game 3-0 to put one foot in this year's final.
Rashford sparks injury fears
Sports Brief also reported on Manchester United boss, Erik ten Hag delivering an update on Marcus Rashford amid concerns he is injured.
The Englishman was part of the team that hammered Nottingham, in the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final fixture on Wednesday night at the City Ground.
Despite Man United's thrilling win, the result was overshadowed by a sense of fear, with Rashford appearing to be injured after being elbowed in the chest.