August 30, 2011

Novak Djokovic is a Pod Person: Current men's No. 1 Novak Djokovic improves his fitness by climbing into a $75,000 egg-shaped, bobsled-sized pressure chamber. The CVAC Pod, one of only 20 in the world, uses a computer-controlled valve and a vacuum pump to simulate high altitude and compress the muscles at rhythmic intervals. "The company claims that spending up to 20 minutes in the pod three times a week can boost athletic performance by improving circulation, boosting oxygen-rich red-blood cells, removing lactic acid and possibly even stimulating mitochondrial biogenesis and stem-cell production," reports the Wall Street Journal.

posted by rcade to tennis at 12:39 PM - 11 comments

Is there a two person version of that machine?

The his and hers bathtubs on the back deck are just not happening.

posted by beaverboard at 01:02 PM on August 30

LOL. I don't understand the bathtub thing in those commercials. I mean, it's kind of the opposite of intimacy, right? Unless Cialis is going for the no touching each other mutual masturbation demographic.

posted by NoMich at 01:30 PM on August 30

Wait, what do you people do instead?

posted by yerfatma at 01:38 PM on August 30

awards to all of you...a nice laugh in the middle of the afternoon.

good to know I'm not the only one confused by those ads.

posted by dviking at 04:56 PM on August 30

According to the box, my penis pump works on the same principle.

posted by wfrazerjr at 06:03 PM on August 30

And people complain about Oscar Pistorius?

posted by rumple at 06:49 PM on August 30

Probably because Oscar's legs actually work.

posted by owlhouse at 01:46 AM on August 31

According to the box, my penis pump works on the same principle.

Most of us stick with "my spouse" or "significant other".

posted by yerfatma at 08:48 AM on August 31

The his and hers bathtubs on the back deck

That's what my wife and I call "a double-ring ceremony".

posted by Howard_T at 01:24 PM on August 31

You need to learn the value of a courtesy flush.

posted by yerfatma at 04:21 PM on August 31

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We are dismayed that your site has chosen to disallow all discussion of clam shots while allowing free and open mention of penis pumps.

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posted by beaverboard at 02:15 AM on September 01

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