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Pitcher Zak Thompson Solas Tribe

Cardinals Pitcher Zack Thompson Joins The Solas Tribe

Why More Athletes Like Zack Thompson Use Red Light

Major league pitchers have a big season, and for some injuries can occur. Many of us love watching baseball games as we cheer them on their field. As spectators, we support them with our cheers and admiration. But how do athletes like Zack Thompson support their body to keep up with the physical demands of professional baseball?

The team at Solas reached out to Thompson to see if he would be interested in giving his body a healing advantage over other athletes on the field. Thompson kindly responded with an excited “yes” to try our Solas Mini to help him recover off the field.

In this article, we asked Zack some personal questions, and he was kind enough to let us know some of his personal story and why he chose to use red light therapy from Solas.

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Solas interviews Cardinals pitcher Zack Thompson

Solas

Tell us a little bit about yourself and your career.

My name is Zack Thompson and I am a pitcher in the St Louis Cardinals organization. I’m from Selma, Indiana and played college ball at Kentucky. I was drafted in the 1st Round in 2019 and have been with the Cardinals since then

Solas

Any specific goals for yourself and your career?

Zack

I’ve always wanted to pitch in the big leagues and win a World Series

Solas

Have you always had a strong athletic background?

Zack

I played a lot of basketball growing up, but I’ve always loved baseball and started focusing on it exclusively in middle school. I was committed to Kentucky as a two way player but eventually settled on the mound

Solas

Do you feel that adding better recovery could help enhance any MLB player?

Zack

Better recovery leads to more productive training and higher output on game day

Solas

How much post training time do you dedicate to the recovery? What are some of your the tools you use for recovery?

Zack

I dedicate 1-2 hours to recovery post training for modalities like red light, soft tissue/mobility work,  or other formats. 

Solas

How much priority does recovery take in your training?

Zack

Recovery is my top priority in season. By August you see who takes their recovery seriously. You start to see a lot of swings get slow and velocities drop. A solid recovery routine helps to power through that

Solas

What got you excited about  Solas and red light therapy?

Zack

I’m always looking for ways to step up my recovery, and I have read about the benefits of red light therapy. Solas is the best name in personal red light treatment

Solas

What part of your personal training routine is the toughest to get through, but left you having a harder time receiving from?  

Zack

Heavy lift days always leave me sore – protocols like Solas help me get through the aches and pains

Solas

Have you noticed any benefits since you started using your Solas light?

Zack

A boost in recovery and reduction in inflammation 

Solas

Would you recommend Solas to other athletes who are looking to enhance their recovery game?

Zack

Absolutely! Solas helps me bounce back quicker between mound sessions

The device that Zack Thompson uses

Solas Mini Portable Red Light(3)

Zack uses the Solas Mini portable device off the field to help heal injuries from tough pitcher training and games.  We designed this device so major league baseball players and athletes alike can take the power of a larger panel in a smaller form factor wherever they go.

 

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