9 Athletes Who Use Cupping Therapy for Strength, Speed, and Endurance

Cupping therapy is a popular resource used by athletes from various backgrounds to maximize their sports performance. From Olympic gold medalists to professional MMA fighters, hockey players, runners, football players, and more, cupping has become very popular in the past decade.

As we embark on Lierre’s biggest Black Friday sale yet on cupping supplies and silicone cupping sets, we’re looking at 9 big-time athletes who use cupping regularly to amplify their strength, speed, and endurance in their chosen sport.

Kyle Singler

Kyle Singler is a former NBA pro basketball player who has used cupping therapy during his career. He has found tremendous benefits from cupping and used it throughout his amateur and professional basketball career.

Karim Benzema

Karim Benzema is a French professional football player, or soccer as it’s described in North America. He has used cupping therapy extensively recently to lead his club to multiple victories as well as in establishing himself as one of the best strikers in history.

Lucas Giolito

Lucas Giolito is an MLB pitcher, currently playing for the Chicago White Sox. He is one of the league’s top pitchers and uses cupping therapy as a part of his routine in getting ready for a season of baseball as well as in maintaining his strength throughout the year.

Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor is known to use cupping therapy prior to major fights and has been using cupping for years in this context. As one of the greatest MMA fighters of the past decade and perhaps the biggest MMA draw in history, this is another example of an athlete tapping into the potential of cupping.

Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps is a multi-time Olympic gold medallist in swimming. He is one of the most prominent athletes using cupping therapy as a way to inspire healing and keep his sports performance on par with his best expectation.

Alex Naddour

Alex Naddour is an Olympic-level gymnast. He has sworn by cupping and regularly uses a DIY silicone cupping set he purchased online, arguing that it’s the best money he’s ever spent.

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

Multi-time WWE Champion and one of Hollywood’s biggest actors tried cupping therapy for the first time in early 2021. He detailed his experience on an Instagram post, saying “First time cupper over here. Looks more gnarly than it feels, but overall, I enjoyed the therapy.”

Bryce Harper

Bryce Harper is a multi-time MLB MVP and All-Star and is one of Major League Baseball’s most popular players. During his recovery from injuries as well as dealing with aches and pains, cupping and alternative therapies played a key role in keeping him healthy.

James Harrison

James Harrison is a two-time NFL Super Bowl winner and, in recent years during his NFL playing career, used cupping and acupuncture as a part of his preseason workout recovery.


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