The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    contrast showers

    Contrast showers, do they help speed mucsle recovery? Have any of you tried it?

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    whats a contrast shower?

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    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.

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    hmmmm interesting, worth looking into. Thanks for the info.

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    I've tried it. It helps, but it's not a majical recovery method or anything.
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    "Soli Deo Gloria"
    "Test all things; hold fast what is good.": 1 Thessalonians 5:21

    "I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do--this I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.
    So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God's law; but I see another law at work in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks be to God--through Jesus Christ our Lord!"
    Romans 7:14-25

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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...
    Now in pain, only working out the walking sticks.

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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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    Originally posted by Maki Riddington
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