Ice bath

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  1. Steve3730

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    Wondering if anyone here uses them and do they help? I have space in my gym basement, and was thinking of putting one down there
     
  2. My little Tony

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    does a cold shower work?
     
  3. PUO3

    PUO3 You are a can. Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    did it for wrestling.

    definitely helps with soreness if you can stand to sit in it.
     
  4. Steve3730

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    Think just jumping in a tub would be easier than letting water hitting me. I work for a plumbing company so I plan to just grab a damaged one for free.
     
  5. jukebox

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    I think that they do work. But it's absolutely horrible to endure.
     
  6. Steve3730

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    I've done the polar plunge for the past 7 years. It can't be worst than a 28 degree Lake Michagan :D
     
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    Unless your fighting for a world title I really wouldnt put yourself through that. You probably dont even train enough to require it anyway.
     
  8. PUO3

    PUO3 You are a can. Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    it will be worse. you have adrenalin and excitement doing something like that

    ice bath is usually exhausted and drained.
     
  9. Midnighter

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    Ice baths aren't even that bad, after about the first minute or two you get used to it.
     
  10. Ice 9 Cobra

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    If you have a room for an ice machine, go for it. Otherwise I get too pissed off carrying bags of ice to handle doing them often
     
  11. Steve3730

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    I thought about that. I read ice baths should be done around 50 degrees. The basement is not heated and the water comes out around 55 degrees or colder. So I'm going to take a couple 2 liters bottles and freeze them in our fridge up stairs.
     
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    I rarely do it anymore but when I did it was great, first few minutes were painful but after that everything calms down.

    is worth it though, reduce soreness
     
  13. Tosa

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    If it's something you'd benefit form using close to regularly, you should re-examine your training and recovery. Chances are something simpler and more important isn't optimal.
     
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    Recent studies have shown they may not be of any benefit. More of a placebo effect, but then again that can be helpful I suppose
     
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    I think you could probably get by with just a hose and a dumpster if it is that cold where you'd be using it.
     

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