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This Is The Reason Why Olympic Athletes Have Big Red Marks All Over Their Bodies

And no, they're not large lovebites!

This Is The Reason Why Olympic Athletes Have Big Red Marks All Over Their Bodies
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So this year's Olympics has, like always, been giving us some of the greatest performances of all time, and has gotten spectators all over the world glued to the developments. Almost everyone follows the Olympics, but at the same time, something about it has gotten all quite perplexed. And that thing is the large blots on the bodies of our Olympic athletes.

So here we are to provide you with an answer, so you can stop pondering over it, and channel that focus of yours into enjoying every bit of the sports. Check it out.

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You must have noticed these spots...

You must have noticed these spots...

But do you know what they are? Or what's causing them?

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The reason is something known as 'cupping'

The reason is something known as 'cupping'
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Cupping is a process that is followed so as to mobilize blood flows to the areas of the body that have experienced vigorous exercise.

The process is totally painless...

The process is totally painless...

But cupping is extremely important for the performance of the athletes in healing muscular pain.

And it makes sense for them to use this technique...

And it makes sense for them to use this technique...
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After all, their muscles do undergo extreme training.

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But this is not the first time athletes have tried something like this...

But this is not the first time athletes have tried something like this...
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Elite performers have even tried out things like copper bracelets!

Elite performers have even tried out things like copper bracelets!
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The idea was that copper reduces inflammation.

Athletes have even tried Kinesio tape!

Athletes have even tried Kinesio tape!
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So that makes cupping only the most recent tactic, rather than the only one used for physical enhancement. So we can surely expect some more such techniques to be used in coming times!

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