By Josh Katzowitz
If you ever wanted to know why an athlete would want to sleep in a machine that looks like a big duffel bag, check out this NFL.com video of Browns linebacker D’Qwell Jackson and his hyperbaric chamber. He is, without a doubt, a firm believer in its merits.
“A lot of guys don’t really know how well this works,” said Jackson, who suffered a torn pectoral muscle that kept him out of 26-straight games but has responded with a comeback player of the year award type season. “It’s like anything else. You have to use something enough to understand if it’s for you or if it’s not for you. It’s definitely for me.”
Jackson isn’t the first player to use the chamber -- Maurice Jones-Drew and James Harrison also are big believers -- and the people who use it extol the contraption’s ability to circulate the blood flow throughout the body that helps energize the player and keep injuries at bay.
Claustrophobics, beware. This video is not for those who fear being buried alive.
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