DEEP FREEZE | Follow our cooldown routine to settle after activity

For the most effective cooldown, it’s important to revisit and understand the ‘why’. Cooling down after a workout helps the body’s system and muscles return to a ‘normal’ or ‘resting’ state.

We recommend following this general cooldown routine, modifying it where necessary to suit your specific sport:

  1. Slow down:  If you went for a run, swim or a cycle – continue, but at a reduced pace for approximately 5 minutes. This will help to bring one’s heart rate down to a normal pace and will also help the body to slowly rid itself of any byproducts as a result of the training for e.g. lactic acid. 
  2. If you have been working out in a gym or at home, follow it with a moderate walk on the treadmill or on the spot for approximately 3-5 minutes.
  3. Stretch: Once your heart rate has decreased, start a solid stretching routine. Start with the big muscle groups (back, quadriceps and hamstrings), then moving onto the smaller muscle groups (pectoralis, calves, biceps and triceps). Repeat each stretch 3 times holding for 10 seconds, instead of one continuous stretch.  Remember not to jerk as this might cause injury.
  4. Do deep breathing: Remember, it’s all about the oxygen! Sit or lie down in a relaxed position and breathe deeply for a few minutes, inhaling through the nose and exhaling through the mouth.
  5. Take a shower, not too hot nor too cold.
  6. Apply Deep Freeze to those muscles responsible for all the hard work during your recent workout as it will aid in the cooldown effect.


Article written by EPT – The Ultimate Sports Recovery Experts