Ospreys select Hytro as Official BFR Training Partner to enhance team performance
Hytro chosen to supply Ospreys Rugby Union team with BFR wearables to support their drive to increase performance across the squad.
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Alpine Academy drivers integrate Blood Flow Restriction into their training programmes, and recovery schedules, to develop their performance, ahead of and during race weekends using Hytro BFR.
Alpine Academy, a programme with the goal that one of its drivers will become a Formula 1 World Champion, has a team that understands the importance of putting recovery front and centre. Human Performance Manager, David Thompson, recognises the benefits that Blood Flow Restriction can bring to the next generation of drivers, which led to Hytro BFR becoming their official BFR partner earlier this year.
Since then the Hytro BFR wearables have been adopted by the whole team for use in their training schedule and most importantly, their recovery schedule, due to the ease of use and safety the products offer.
David Thompson, Driver & Race Team Human Performance Manager at BWT Alpine Academy, states: “Hytro BFR wearables help our drivers in many ways, in training and for recovery, as well for injury prevention and protocols when rehabilitating. They are really compatible and easy-to-use garments.”
The demands of F1 require the drivers to train hard and perform at their best for extended periods meaning endurance is a focus in their training programme. Hytro supports athletes to build endurance through their training protocols whilst offering a recovery tool that can be implemented unaided and unsupervised, providing enhanced recovery in less time.
The team at Alpine Academy have been using Hytro BFR Recovery Shorts and Hytro BFR Training Tees as an easy way to access these benefits. The female members of the team have been wearing the Hytro BFR Training Crop Top and have also recently been testing the Hytro BFR Women’s shorts, which are coming soon.
Alpine Academy driver, Alice Powell, shares: “Recovery is really important to a driver, particularly on race weekends, which have a busy schedule. Hytro BFR is really easy to use in training, fitting into your kit bag, you can just slip them on once at the gym and do your training session. They are also really good for recovery, especially after long-haul flights, they are easy to pack and take to your hotel room, making recovery possible whenever and wherever.”
Alpine Academy driver, Abbi Pulling, echoes this saying: “Recovery is super important, especially on a race weekend, going from practice to qualifying to the race. You need to be at your fittest and at your best to perform in all of those sessions, and even before the race weekend, you need to recover after each training session. Hytro BFR wearables are really convenient and comfortable. They are taking my recovery training to the next level, adding a different kind of intensity.”
Formula 1 sport commands a high level of fitness, requiring muscle strength to withstand the intensity of forces and physical strain felt during a race. Drivers must also fight fatigue to maintain mental focus throughout and recovery during each aspect of the race weekend is crucial in ensuring this. Blood Flow Restriction has been proven to effectively accelerate recovery by enabling the body to create recovery hormones and eliminate waste products and inflammation whilst increasing the uptake of nutrient-rich blood.
Alpine Academy continues to grow during its seventh year with a determined focus on its goals, and Hytro looks forward to further supporting the development of the next generation of Formula 1 drivers. Check out the Hytro BFR wearables that the drivers are wearing in our shop.
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