ice baths

In order to recover properly and progress your training, you need more than just rest.
Ice baths are cemented in sporting custom as a way to speed recovery after training or competition. A new study asks whether they are more effective than contrast baths.
Despite recent studies that have questioned the effectiveness of ice baths, a new study shows that hydrotheraphy is a more effective recovery method than active recovery.
The pain of a post-workout ice bath has achieved a mythical status amongst athletes, but is it actually doing anything? And what about those dreadful contrast showers?
The Soak, a muscle recovery bath soak, combines three ingredients – magnesium sulfate, peppermint, and eucalyptus – to supercharge your recovery.
Research has proven that cooling your body during exercise improves your performance. But was is the best way? Science looks at ice baths, ice water ingestion, and cooling garments to figure it out.
I've agreed to compete in my first fitness competition in the bikini division. I've also started taking regular ice baths. No, I'm not trying to torture myself, it's all part of a bigger plan.