Watford players endure temperatures of minus 135°C as cryotherapy treatment aids recovery

Matej Vydra during treatment on Wednesday. Picture: Alan Cozzi/Watford FC

Troy Deeney coming out of the cryotheraphy chamber. Picture: Alan Cozzi/Watford FC

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The Golden Boys’ players have been enduring temperatures of minus 135°C in an attempt to improve their physical preparation for matches throughout the Championship season.

The Hornets defeated Rotherham United on Tuesday night but there was no lie in as the squad travelled to the Sopwell House Hotel the following morning to undergo extreme-cold cryotherapy.

Cryotherapy, which is seen as a better alternative to ice baths, sees players exposed to short bursts of minus 135°C which is aimed at speeding up recovery times in addition to getting players back in training ahead of schedule after matches.

Watford have incorporated the three-minute treatment into their training regime and will continue to use the chamber in the coming months.

The Cryotherapy sessions are part of a new partnership between the club and BOC, a leading industrial and medical gases and technologies business.

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2:15pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Maclanx says...

I thought this headline was about the 'cold' atmosphere in the dressing room...
I thought this headline was about the 'cold' atmosphere in the dressing room... Maclanx
  • Score: 12

2:20pm Thu 21 Aug 14

The_Hornet says...

The ultimate Ice challenge...
The ultimate Ice challenge... The_Hornet
  • Score: 3

2:29pm Thu 21 Aug 14

AMP4WFC says...

Icebucket challange GO HOME.
Icebucket challange GO HOME. AMP4WFC
  • Score: 2

2:38pm Thu 21 Aug 14

WanderingDynamo says...

Players give Sannino the cold shoulder.
Players give Sannino the cold shoulder. WanderingDynamo
  • Score: 1

2:51pm Thu 21 Aug 14

SAHornet says...

Maclanx wrote:
I thought this headline was about the 'cold' atmosphere in the dressing room...
Temperature in the dressing room is lower than minus 135 deg C so this seems like a bit of waste of money.
[quote][p][bold]Maclanx[/bold] wrote: I thought this headline was about the 'cold' atmosphere in the dressing room...[/p][/quote]Temperature in the dressing room is lower than minus 135 deg C so this seems like a bit of waste of money. SAHornet
  • Score: 1

3:20pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Mickey Quinn, not so thin says...

Sannino getting his own back ? Dyer will be found frozen solid in there by the cleaners at 7pm tonight
Sannino getting his own back ? Dyer will be found frozen solid in there by the cleaners at 7pm tonight Mickey Quinn, not so thin
  • Score: 26

4:56pm Thu 21 Aug 14

hondas says...

i thought they did enough freezing last season!!!!!
i thought they did enough freezing last season!!!!! hondas
  • Score: 12

5:10pm Thu 21 Aug 14

StewartScullion says...

Main reason is to place half the players in
Suspended animation then Beppe can whip
One or two players out as and when he needs
Them.Just like you would frozen chips.Mmm
Maybe Sannino has had his chips
Main reason is to place half the players in Suspended animation then Beppe can whip One or two players out as and when he needs Them.Just like you would frozen chips.Mmm Maybe Sannino has had his chips StewartScullion
  • Score: 5

5:21pm Thu 21 Aug 14

StewartScullion says...

Perhaps we could invite the Leeds team to
Stay in there on Friday night....and leave that
Guy who injured Bond 16 months ago in there
Seriously though it Sounds like revolutionary treatment.
Now let's freeze Leeds out saturday as part of a Yorkshire
Quadruple of wins
Perhaps we could invite the Leeds team to Stay in there on Friday night....and leave that Guy who injured Bond 16 months ago in there Seriously though it Sounds like revolutionary treatment. Now let's freeze Leeds out saturday as part of a Yorkshire Quadruple of wins StewartScullion
  • Score: 13

10:45pm Thu 21 Aug 14

After the Goldrush says...

If things go down hill,,,,,,, I would be more than happy to see Malky return along with his "blokey" comments. Grow up world. lets leave PC in the past and accept life as it is.
If things go down hill,,,,,,, I would be more than happy to see Malky return along with his "blokey" comments. Grow up world. lets leave PC in the past and accept life as it is. After the Goldrush
  • Score: -10

7:25am Fri 22 Aug 14

JohnnyHornet says...

After the Goldrush wrote:
If things go down hill,,,,,,, I would be more than happy to see Malky return along with his "blokey" comments. Grow up world. lets leave PC in the past and accept life as it is.
Totally agree, far too many prissy PC fools about, they are the reason the country is in the state it's in and they need to get over themselves, as for Malky's comments who cares, I was called a fat person of dubious parentage everyday whilst at work "Yawn", if you look deep into things the PC agenda is mostly instigated by the media who feel it's their right to force their will and their thinking on us. PC needs eradicating but there is no place in sport for politics.
[quote][p][bold]After the Goldrush[/bold] wrote: If things go down hill,,,,,,, I would be more than happy to see Malky return along with his "blokey" comments. Grow up world. lets leave PC in the past and accept life as it is.[/p][/quote]Totally agree, far too many prissy PC fools about, they are the reason the country is in the state it's in and they need to get over themselves, as for Malky's comments who cares, I was called a fat person of dubious parentage everyday whilst at work "Yawn", if you look deep into things the PC agenda is mostly instigated by the media who feel it's their right to force their will and their thinking on us. PC needs eradicating but there is no place in sport for politics. JohnnyHornet
  • Score: 0

8:52am Fri 22 Aug 14

Harry's Bar says...

After the Goldrush wrote:
If things go down hill,,,,,,, I would be more than happy to see Malky return along with his "blokey" comments. Grow up world. lets leave PC in the past and accept life as it is.
There's a chink in your armour.
[quote][p][bold]After the Goldrush[/bold] wrote: If things go down hill,,,,,,, I would be more than happy to see Malky return along with his "blokey" comments. Grow up world. lets leave PC in the past and accept life as it is.[/p][/quote]There's a chink in your armour. Harry's Bar
  • Score: 1

9:37am Fri 22 Aug 14

JonBoy says...

Once infected a racist can't even see it and calls it 'blokey behaviour'. Never mind hopefully it will be bred out in a few generations
Once infected a racist can't even see it and calls it 'blokey behaviour'. Never mind hopefully it will be bred out in a few generations JonBoy
  • Score: 3

10:35am Fri 22 Aug 14

chrisptrifle says...

Well to be fair, we dont know what hes deemed to have said exactly, although the fact that Moody has resigned already doesnt bode well.

I have to say though - I reckon that Vincent Tan used this information to extract the strange 'apology' from Malky a few months back and now hes released the information to the FA at the perfect time to prevent Malky getting a new job. If this is correct it makes Mr Tan look pretty vindictive.
Well to be fair, we dont know what hes deemed to have said exactly, although the fact that Moody has resigned already doesnt bode well. I have to say though - I reckon that Vincent Tan used this information to extract the strange 'apology' from Malky a few months back and now hes released the information to the FA at the perfect time to prevent Malky getting a new job. If this is correct it makes Mr Tan look pretty vindictive. chrisptrifle
  • Score: 8

11:18am Fri 22 Aug 14

chrisptrifle says...

Actually, I've just seen the alleged text messages on BBC site and they are pretty terrible; you cant condone or justify that kind of view/language. My comment about V Tan still stand though...
Maybe someone can help - is it OK for an employer to go through someones personal phone messages looking for inflammatory comments with which to use against them ? I can understand if Malky had made actual decisions based on an inappropriate predjudice, but where do they stand legally if it is an ideology rather than an action ?
Actually, I've just seen the alleged text messages on BBC site and they are pretty terrible; you cant condone or justify that kind of view/language. My comment about V Tan still stand though... Maybe someone can help - is it OK for an employer to go through someones personal phone messages looking for inflammatory comments with which to use against them ? I can understand if Malky had made actual decisions based on an inappropriate predjudice, but where do they stand legally if it is an ideology rather than an action ? chrisptrifle
  • Score: 1

1:29pm Fri 22 Aug 14

BryantheOrn says...

JohnnyHornet wrote:
After the Goldrush wrote:
If things go down hill,,,,,,, I would be more than happy to see Malky return along with his "blokey" comments. Grow up world. lets leave PC in the past and accept life as it is.
Totally agree, far too many prissy PC fools about, they are the reason the country is in the state it's in and they need to get over themselves, as for Malky's comments who cares, I was called a fat person of dubious parentage everyday whilst at work "Yawn", if you look deep into things the PC agenda is mostly instigated by the media who feel it's their right to force their will and their thinking on us. PC needs eradicating but there is no place in sport for politics.
Well said, feel sorry for Malky, and he probably thought Bazz was a nutter, then he finds a worse lunatic at Cardiff.
[quote][p][bold]JohnnyHornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]After the Goldrush[/bold] wrote: If things go down hill,,,,,,, I would be more than happy to see Malky return along with his "blokey" comments. Grow up world. lets leave PC in the past and accept life as it is.[/p][/quote]Totally agree, far too many prissy PC fools about, they are the reason the country is in the state it's in and they need to get over themselves, as for Malky's comments who cares, I was called a fat person of dubious parentage everyday whilst at work "Yawn", if you look deep into things the PC agenda is mostly instigated by the media who feel it's their right to force their will and their thinking on us. PC needs eradicating but there is no place in sport for politics.[/p][/quote]Well said, feel sorry for Malky, and he probably thought Bazz was a nutter, then he finds a worse lunatic at Cardiff. BryantheOrn
  • Score: 2

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