Isn’t vapour rub a mysterious product? From how to apply vapour rub to asking how its smell can be so pleasant and pungent at the same time, the ointment holds many questions. As athletes, we assume that we simply apply vapour rub to our chest and neck to clear our airways. As athletes, we are correct; but only partly correct. After reading these useful tips on how to apply vapour rub before, during and after exercise, you will carry vapour balm with you to every workout. It’s as useful as your Fitbit when it comes to improving your performance. Unlike a Fitbit, however, vapour balm will not break your bank.
APPLYING VAPOUR RUB BEFORE EXERCISE
Okay, I know I previously said that applying vapour balm is not only about slapping it on your chest and neck. It isn’t… but that doesn’t mean it’s not a useful way to apply vapour rub. Clearing airways before a run in cold weather or a match in the rain can increase your stamina and therefore your performance:
- Apply a penny-sized portion of soft wax into your hands and rub them together. Rubbing your hands together will warm the vapour balm up, making it more pleasant to apply.
- Apply the vapour rub to your chest and neck until it has all been absorbed.
- Go out and exercise.
Extra tip to apply vapour rub: avoid wearing baggy sports wear after application. Tight clothes will keep the balm close to your skin, making it last longer.
APPLYING VAPOUR RUB DURING EXERCISE
The mentholated scent of vapour rub is as good as coffee when it comes to increasing concentration and alertness. Imagine you’re in a crucial scenario – you’re about to shoot the score-deciding penalty or converting a try in the final of your table. You need a quick boost to help your performance. You simply apply vapour rub to your temples and wrists. You succeed. You can thank me later!
APPLYING VAPOUR RUB AFTER EXERCISE
Given the anti-inflammatory properties of Wild Mint and Eucalyptus extract, many vapour release balms are good at relieving the pain of sore muscles. Simply rub a penny-sized portion over the affected areas until it is fully absorbed. For the best results, follow this process after showering with a sport specific body wash to make sure muscles are fully relaxed and cooled down before your next workout.
It is one thing to know how to apply vapour rub specific to sport, it is a different matter to find a vapour rub specific to sport to be applied. We recommend Bullet and Bone’s vapour release balm. It is specifically designed to increase the alertness and concentration of athletes whilst also possessing a subtle fragrance.