At FYX Sports Training, we strive to have and offer the best of the best in athletic performance training. To do that, we’ve brought together the best trainers, therapies, and equipment to help our athletes achieve their optimal performance potential. One of our primary therapies is Infrared or Light Therapy, which helps athletes recover quickly and perform at a higher level.
What is Infrared/Light Therapy?
Red or near-infrared light therapy utilizes specific light wavelengths to promote cellular health, which in turn promotes several other health benefits. When mid-600 or mid-800 nanometer wavelengths are absorbed, cellular energy, more technically known as ATP, is created in the cells. Cellular energy promotes physical health in several ways, including increased muscle growth and athletic performance.
At FYX, we use JOOVV’s infrared light therapy products to help enhance athlete’s performance from muscle strengthening to recovery. Many professional athletes from the NFL, MLB, UFC, and other sports use JOOVV’s light therapy to support their training efforts. With the JOOVV Max, FYX’s athletes get full-body light therapy with clinically proven, health-boosting wavelengths in the mid-600 or mid-800 nanometer range combined with a power level of 100-plus MW/CM2.
How are the Benefits?
Red or near-infrared light therapy provides numerous health benefits. As stated on JOOVV’s site and in their educational videos, with direct journal citations for many of the listed benefits, red or infrared therapy:
- Enhances muscle recovery
- Enhances athletic performance
- Improves skin clarity, tone, texture
- Increases skin collagen production
- Increases testosterone production in men
- Reduces joint pain and inflammation
- Fades scars, wrinkles, and stretch marks
- Enhances weight loss
- Enhances/Increases circulation
- Reduces pain caused by fibromyalgia and other disorders
- Helps hair regrow
- Promotes faster wound healing
- Repairs sun- or acne-related skin damage
- Enhances muscle recovery and peak performance
- Reduces joint inflammation
- Helps with infertility
Light Therapy at FYX Sports
At FYX Sports Training, we provide red or near-infrared therapy because of its several proven benefits for athletes. These light waves have been shown to help repair muscle tissue, build muscle more efficiently, enhance training, and enable athletes to compete more effectively. Light therapy is also effective for preventing muscle fatigue and enhancing skeletal-muscle performance. It promotes growth of healthy muscle tissue and naturally helps to increase muscle size, bulk, and strength.
According to JOOVV, citing a light therapy study, researchers tested two groups, one using light therapy and exercise to build muscle and another just exercising, and they found that muscle thickness and strength were significantly improved in the group using light therapy vs. those who were not. The group using light therapy had increased muscle thickness and strength by a margin of greater than 50 percent more than the group that didn’t use light therapy.
At FYX, we work hard to give athletes the most well-rounded training available. As stated before, red and near-infrared light therapy, specifically the JOOVV light therapy products, are used by athletes in the NFL, UFC, MLB, as well as champion racers, CrossFitters, and more! In keeping with our mission to provide the best for our athletes to be the best, we offer light therapy at our sports facility.