Fitness, Lifestyle

Ice Baths

Ice Bath, PIT Fitness

You know about ice baths if you’ve ever been a pro or college athlete or seen Hard Knocks.  But have you ever tried one?  I started using them a few months ago after Trent recommended them to me as a way to relieve sore joints.  The picture you see may look like a pre-party, but it’s really a post-party- a post-workout party, that is.  You can make an ice bath in your home with a bathtub and a good bit of ice.  I fill a large bowl with water and stick it in the freezer so I don’t have to buy ice.   Fill the tub with water and ice and submerge your lower half for 15 minutes.  It does incredible things for my joints and sore muscles and also relaxes the heck out of me.  I typically do work on my laptop or read while I’m in there.  The joint pain in my knees has subsided substantially.  My muscles recover quicker and I’m relaxed for the rest of the night.  An ice bath is like a giant ice pack- you hit everywhere, which is more effective.

Ice baths don’t only suppress inflammation, but help to flush harmful metabolic debris out of your muscles

 

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