The Importance of Recovery for Cyclists: A Conversation with Loïc

In this captivating conversation, our brand ambassador Loïc Vliegen sheds light on the significance of Physical Therapy Month and the importance of recovery in bouncing back from sports injuries. He also talks about the remarkable smart features of the ErgoSportive™ bed, and how it can help athletes stay healthy and perform at their best.

As a professional cyclist, you have probably had to use physical therapy at some point in your career. Can you tell us about your experience with physical therapy and how it has helped you?

I found a good treatment 7 years ago. My physiotherapist uses “dry needling” it help me to recover faster on muscle issues. The dry needling consist to take out the tension of the muscles deeply than with the hands. It helps me to recover much faster.

You've been through a lot in your career, both physically and mentally. What are some of the mistakes that you see professional athletes make that can lead to injuries?

I saw a lot of athletes (me as well) who come back way to fast after an injury. We always want to be faster in business but this is not the good idea. It’s better to think and take the time.

What is your personal recovery routine?

For sure, the best recovery for an athlete is sleep. Taking a nap every day is crucial for me.

As a brand ambassador for ErgoSportive™, you have seen firsthand the benefits of using technology in recovery. What are your thoughts on the use of technology in recovery?

I could see that the app says true. If I had a bad night, the app sees it as well and can help me to adapt my training in cooperation with my trainer.

Final words

Injury prevention and recovery are essential for anyone who is trying to maintain an active lifestyle. By following the advice of professionals like Loïc Vliegen, you can reduce your risk of injury and enjoy a long and healthy life.

But even the best athletes need help recovering from their workouts. That’s where the Ergomotion® Plus’ sleep technology steps in. It uses proprietary sensors and software to measure the user’s heart rate, respiration rate, and other vital biometric data, which is analyzed in real-time to provide a comprehensive health report.

If you’re looking for a way to improve your recovery, order your ErgoSportive™ bed today and prepare to have the best sleep of your life.