Almost undoubtedly the most unique aspect about XPT Experiences are the ice baths and contrast therapy. It’s difficult to explain to someone that has never done it just how good this feels. You have heard about it for ages how major league baseball players, professional football and basketball players use ice during their training regimen. Why do you think that is? Because it’s good for RECOVERY. Ice bath recovery can decrease inflammation, desensitize pain receptors and enhance muscular and cardiovascular recovery. The benefits of Ice have been studied and proven for years (ever hear of Wim Hof?). In fact, Russia has some of the lowest cases of cancer and they are known for their chronic use of ice bath houses. With that, we encourage you to learn about all of the physical benefits of ice therapy. We incorporate it into our Extreme Performance training system and you should too.
For some, this may be scary. If you are unsure if you can do this, we want you to know in no way do you HAVE to do this. Will you be encouraged? Yes, because we know that some of the MASSIVE benefits of the ice bath are psychological. If you are brave enough to try it for the first time, just know you will have team XPT right by your side helping you through it. For those that do take the plunge, they often ask if we can incorporate it into the schedule even more.
The barrel is always full at the Hamilton house. Laird and Gabby fell in love with the detoxifying power of heat-saunas many moons ago. Their dear friend, Chris Chelios gifted them their first barrel sauna. An unusual gift, but if you know Laird and Gabby this was right up their alley. Aside from the serious beneficial effects the sauna has, good times and memories are made inside the barrel. This falls back on the Extreme Performance training philosophy – you must enjoy what you do, in regards to your active lifestyle, or it’s not going to last. Gabby just recently launched her own podcast, which is recorded in a sauna every time. “People tend to open up, break down and say things that they have been yearning to say for a long time but just never have” says Gabby Reece. XPT’s system of ice-heat-ice-heat is done at each Experience. Team XPT walks you through the system and the schedule in which to apply. They also relay other options for contrast therapy if you don’t have your own sauna or access to one.