I don't know, but I would rather just be sore for a day.I read a few years back in an MD article that ice baths after your leg routin, help to reduce inflamation and muscle soreness. So ever since I have been doing it after each leg routin, and it seems to help. I also drink about a quart of water pre workout and a quart of poweraid during to reduce cramps, which I get very easily.
Last week I decided that my legs didnt feel like they hurt that bad so I decided to skip the bath. two days after and it took me a full minute just to get out of my car. Im a chef so I move around on my feet a lot at work so I really can't afford to be "crippled" 4 out of my 7 days.
So I was just wondering does has anyone else tried ice baths, have they worked for you, and do you think they slow muscle growth at all?