Recovery Ice or Cold Baths

#RawThreadsTrainingTipThursday ❄️🛁 After any type of endurance sport or hard work out session cooling down your muscles helps reduce inflammation. You can use ice on your muscles, but to ice all the affected muscle groups can take time. Some take ice baths.
•A more time-efficient method is to take a cold bath as soon as you can after activity. I many times will take a cold shower. It was previously thought that an ice bath was needed, but it has been shown that as long as the bath is cool, it can help reduce inflammation. Personally, I hate being cold, I take my shower very cold for at least 10 minutes and then just a warm water setting. If you’re hardier than me, you can fill the tub first with cold water and ice and then get into it. Stay in the water for about 10 minutes (you may have to add more ice and cold water as your body heats up the bath).

For those that can take an ice bath, that is great!! Your muscles are inflamed after a hard workout and the hot shower is not good at this time. Share what works for you below!

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