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Old 12-26-2008, 02:59 PM   #1
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Has anyone ever heard of taking cold showers or ice baths after a workout to speed up muscle recovery??
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Old 12-26-2008, 03:55 PM   #2
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I could see why you would do it to reduce inflammation. Inflammation is good and bad though, so unless you're really messed up (injured), I don't think it's a good idea.

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Its just that ive seen footballers doing it after a game. I guess you must be right Ross, i will have a quick scan on the net but i could be chasing shadows...

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contrast showers are good...super hot for awhile...then super cold for a little bit.
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I just did a search and found this short article:
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/new...cle2056508.ece

I think that the ice constricting the blood vessels and flushing out the lactic acid is:
a) unlikely
b) not very significant if it does happen
c) a pretty cool sounding idea
d) unproven

Like pity said, contrast showers make more sense.
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Yes i have to agree here, the scientific facts are conflicting, but having warm then cold showers does seem to have some benifits..
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