Do ice baths improve or impair performance recovery?

Recovery strategies are a hot topic in sports these days, and for good reason. The effects of a training program are dependent upon the athletes’ ability to recover and adapt to the stimulus. Too much training with inadequate recovery can quickly result in overreaching and an increased risk of illness and injury. One of the …

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Should we reconsider ice baths for recovery?

The use of cold water immersion after exercise training is a common practice by athletes and is often condoned and encouraged by both the coaching and sports medicine staff. Some believe that cold tubs enhance recovery by reducing muscle soreness and thus may serve to more quickly restore performance capabilities compared to passive rest. This …

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