wow, sounds like a big ****ing waste of time to me
what about heating with long infra red wavelength lights? It is primarily good for helping with tendons/ligaments. but it also increases local blood flow, oxidation, and flexibility of tissue in the area
Here is a thread on here that mentions it, but the guy fails to post his source.. but it looks decent.. not making any crazy claims really..
Supplements for tendon and ligament elasticity?
You wouldn't believe how much it helps.
no soreness after or next day.
just the cold part sucks for 1/2hr
I haven't done an ice bath since college but it was the only way I could make it through 2 a days (actually more like 3 a days). I know there's been a lot of research for and against ice baths but my personal experience is it helps!
Really interesting stuff here.
Does anybody think a pool is cold enough to do the trick post workout?
I saw somebody used a pool but it can't be as cold an as ice pack. Think I'm gunna try the pool next week.
http://anabolicminds.com/forum/supplements/173797-one-small-step.html Getting my ass beat and logging it.
There are advantages to contrast showers and cold baths apart from muscle recovery. Cold water immersion and cold showers will activate the blue spot of the brain (Locus coeruleus) which is the primary epicenter for most norepinephrine nerve endings. During certain physiological stresses to include cold water, norepinephrine is released from this area into the brain and body. I believe norepi. is the most bioactive metabolic agent in terms of fat and glucose usage. Interestingly, many conditions such as Alzheimers show a severe degradation of the nerves to the locus coeruleus. I remember reading that many centenarians claim cold showers/baths and or contrast showers are one of the primary reasons for their longevity. Of course this is anecdotal and there aren't any studies backing it up. Just food for thought. I know after a contrast bath I get a physical and psychological high for 30 minutes or so.