Contrast showers, do they help speed mucsle recovery? Have any of you tried it?
This is a rip off a site I found.
Start with three to five minutes of hot water, followed by less than one minute of cold water. Repeat at least once.
here's somthing eles I found....
Contrast showers that were supposedly 'secret weapons' of the European weightlifters. One set of general guidelines for these showers is to take a 5 minute shower, alternating one minute of hot water (95-105 degrees F) with 20-30 seconds of cold water (50-58 degrees F). These showers were shown in a study by Avanesov to be up to 20% more effective at speeding up recovery than a regular shower.
Last edited by millertime; 05-17-2002 at 09:05 AM.
hmmmm interesting, worth looking into. Thanks for the info.
I've tried it. It helps, but it's not a majical recovery method or anything.
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ivbe done this off and on i think i heard it from Ronan but it seems to get me going after a workout
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I watched a show on strokes that said that going from a hot tub to a snowbank and then back had been the cause of strokes (it was a fad for a while). Don't know if the same would apply here but since I hate cold showers...
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I think the stroke thing would already apply to those that are sensitive to having one. No evidance, just a guess.
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