One of the commonly neglected aspects of training is recovery. It can come in the form of stipulated rest days during a training regime or a change of intensity to a lighter load. Despite that, the most important recovery is the one that takes place during sleep and Under Armour has the solution to that with their Athlete Recovery Sleepwear.
Under Armour has incorporated the bioceramics technology, used and validated by TB12, into a pattern lining the Athlete Recovery Sleepwear garments, which are designed to maximize comfort and fit.
The pattern includes special bioceramic particles that absorb infrared wavelengths emitted by the body and reflect back Far Infrared. This helps your body recover faster, promotes better sleep, reduces inflammation, and regulates cell metabolism. You can read a summary of FIR benefits provided by Under Armour here.During the different phases of sleep, the body releases hormones that help in the repair and development of muscle tissues. Having insufficient or disruptive sleep impedes that process and causes the person to feel less alert or lethargic the following day. The use of mobile devices just before bed time doesn’t help either.
“I firmly believe that sleep and recovery are critical aspects of an effective and holistic training program,” said Tom Brady. “Proper sleep has helped me get to where I am today as an athlete and it is something that I continue to rely on every day. I am excited to partner with Under Armour to bring game-changing sleepwear with the same bioceramics technology I use to athletes all around the world.”
The approach that Under Armour is taking is one that implies an athlete trains 24/7 and what you do outside of training, like rest and recovery, has as much an impact on your performance as what you do on the field.
Under Armour’s Athlete Recovery Sleepwear is priced from $80 – $100 and is available now on UA.com and at select Under Armour Brand Houses.
Source: Under Armour