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Australian Researchers Throw Cold Water on Athletes Use of Ice Baths

Posted: August 13th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Cankler Science News, Health | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Australian Researchers Throw Cold Water on Athletes Use of Ice Baths

Australian Researchers Throw Cold Water on Athletes Use of Ice BathsIce baths are not as effective as an active warm down in soothing athletes’ muscles, Queensland researchers have found.

The researchers have thrown cold water on the use of ice baths to soothe the overworked muscles of athletes.

According to conventional thinking, ice baths reduce inflammation and damage. however a joint study by the University of Queensland and Queensland University of Technology has found an active warm down is more effective in building muscle mass and strength.

The University of Queensland’s School of Human Movement’s Dr Llion Roberts tracked the progress of 21 men who did strength training two days a week for three months.

Half of them did an active warm down and the rest had a 10 minute ice bath at 10 degrees :: Read the full article »»»»