Groom urges team-mates to swim on the wild side
hydrotherapy where we go between hot and cold baths,” said Groom. “There is a good crew now doing it. Damien Hoyland is a fan of the cold. Jamie Farndale, Matt Scott like the hot and cold.
“We try and channel our inner Wim Hof who is a cold therapy guru. He hosts these ice bath parties. The theory is the real cold is supposed to clear your mind of everything and that survival instinct will kick in.”
Groom is convinced cold water therapy has helped him recover quicker from injuries and while he cannot prove anything scientifically, he is in no doubt about the physical and mental benefits.
“It’s a real cleansing thing to do,” the 29-year-old said. “They put wild horses in the salt water so they can race the next day so there must be something in it.”
On the field, Groom’s attentions are focused on Edinburgh’s clash with Wasps on Saturday. The capital side defeated the English Premiership team 31-20 at Murrayfield last Friday.
Although pleased with their performance, Groom thinks there are still things which they can improve upon. And with Edinburgh’s confidence sky-high following that result, he believes they can put on a real show at the Ricoh Arena this weekend.
“The great thing for us is that we played well and beat a top side,” he said.
“We are playing against a world-class set of players who on their day can be really special.
“We are playing away which is a challenge but we will take a lot of confidence from last week.”