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Pictures Of Michael Phelps Winning Gold Medal Made Our Users Ask About Red Marks On His Body

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Pictures Of Michael Phelps Winning Gold Medal Made Our Users Ask About Red Marks On His Body

It takes a whole lot of dedication and focus to even qualify for the world’s largest sporting event. And fighting for those medals against such fierce opponents is itself a brave thing. And at last, nothing can beat the feeling of satisfaction for winning a medal for your nation.

Rio Olympics 2016 has just started off with a bang and the tally of all those shinny medals have surpassed more than 85 in just 2 days. USA is leading the table with 12 medals so far consisting of 3 Gold, 5 Silver and 4 Brown medals followed by Italy, China and Australia.

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Yes, you might wonder ‘Damn, these UMRICUNS ( Desi Accent) always take away everything’. Well yes, each player playing for his country tries his best to win medals for his nation but at the end, there is only just one winner. One of the athletes who helped America reach to this tally of 12 medals is Michael Phelps. He bagged another gold medal for his country in 4x100m freestyle swimming relay race in Rio. Thus making his career’s overall medal tally up to 23 out of which 19 have been Gold which is good enough to tease Uncle Scrooge from DUCK TALES.

Its not just a mere luck to win 23 medals. The real secret of such success is just sheer dedication and focus at a very high and advanced level. No excuses, just extreme hard work. But yes, he is a human too and his body does responds to these extreme high intensity level work outs.

Lately when we uploaded his picture on our Facebook page, our users were too curious about the picture. Have a look.

What Are These Round Bruises All Over Michael Phelps’ Body

Do you note something ? Those red marks ? And now I ask you guys to just somehow control your level of imagination by NOT expecting these red marks to be the last night’s ‘BOW CHIKKI WOW WOW’ action. Users on our Facebook page asked about it for so many times that we have finally decided to write an article on it and complete the mystery for once and for all.

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Now these red marks or red bruises are nothing but just the visible results of Cupping Therapy. Confused ? Well, apart from present day ‘Moov Spray’ and many other instant pain relief sprays, this therapy finds it existence way back in 3000 BC. The Ebers Papyrus which was written in 1550 BC describes that the Egyptians used this technique of cupping for instant pain relief. Archaeologists have found evidence that supports the use of such technique in China dating back to 1000 BC.

Fire cupping cups on back of female patient in Acupuncture therapy

Remember how Jackie Chan fixed Jaden Smith’s broken ribs in Karate Kid Movie ?

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Now with such high intensity workouts, athletes do suffer from muscles sores which are very painful. In order to get relief, they use these Cupping Therapies so as to fix the pain in quick time. The basic principle of such a therapy is either through the help of heat or suction, the skin is gently drawn upwards by creating a vacuum in a cup over the target area of the skin. The cup stays in place for five to fifteen minutes. It is believed by some to help treat pain, deep scar tissues in the muscles and connective tissue, muscle knots, and swelling; however, the efficiency of this is unproven.

But Science is still finding the real ‘science’ behind this technique and has not medically acclaimed it to be safe or genuine with its use. But as long as it is giving relief to the athletes, they won’t bother about it. For them, they have just one goal. Get that MEDAL ! !

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