Freeze the quad & hamstring cuffs at home. It only takes 2 hours to reach the optimum temperature or leave it in over night for best results.
They are designed not to freeze solid
30 seconds in the microwave will reach the optimum temperature range of 35-45°C. Do this in bursts of 15 seconds, giving the cuffs a squeeze in-between to make sure the gel heats evenly.
WHEN TO USE ICE
After Sport - Use ice immediately after sport to alleviate muscle soreness, minimise secondary tissue damage as well as reduce inflammation.
Injury recovery - Icing an injury will help to reduce pain and swelling. It is designed to specifically manage conditions such as hamstring strains, torn muscles, groin strain and tight quads.
WHEN TO USE HEAT
Sport recovery - Heat will increase blood flow, oxygen and nutrients to the muscles so use the quad and hamstring cuffs before training to prepare the body for exercise. Applying heat after stimulates small cells called fibroblasts that help with tissue growth
Injury recovery - Heat can help prevent muscle wastage by up to 37% if applied daily when you are carrying an injury.