Embrocation? We know it's a strange word, and we'll be the first to admit it. Embrocation is simply a warming cream that athletes massage into their muscles before training or racing. It helps their muscles get a jump start on their warm-up so think of it as Ice-Hot without the Icy. But for the cyclo-cross purists - it's magic. Not only does it smell good it makes you feel good.
Will it make me faster? Maybe. It will make your athletic experience nicer. And if your legs are happy, you'll be happy, which may translate into faster times. It doesn't matter if you run, ski, ride, or swim. Happy legs are fast legs.
Is it just for my legs? Nope. We have athletes putting it on their lower backs and shoulders before racing or training.