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Old 09-21-2009, 01:48 AM   #1
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Icing down to prevent inflammation

I have never iced down any of my muscled due to soreness. Because I do the main site's WODs it ends up being a lot of training in a week. I am considering icing down my muscles after certain WODs.

Do any of you guys or gals do this? If so what are your little tips or tricks you've learned along the way (i.e. what types of workout are they best to do on. Ice only if muscles get sore... Ice before muscles get sore..)

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Old 09-21-2009, 08:26 AM   #2
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Re: Icing down to prevent inflammation

I've done 15-20 minute ice baths on days where I squat, lunge, or clean heavy, usually a couple hours after the WOD.

It's actually only really terrible the first 2 minutes or so. After that you don't even notice the ice and I could stay in for a lot longer without minding it.

It definitely makes a difference.
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Old 09-21-2009, 08:28 AM   #3
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Re: Icing down to prevent inflammation

If you are in an ice bath, make sure the water moves, else you will heat up the water next to the skin.
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Old 09-21-2009, 09:44 AM   #4
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Re: Icing down to prevent inflammation

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If you are in an ice bath, make sure the water moves, else you will heat up the water next to the skin.
Yeah, you gotta constantly move your limbs/body around.

It will make the experience suck a lot more but it's worth it.
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Old 09-21-2009, 09:50 AM   #5
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Re: Icing down to prevent inflammation

Ice baths are a mainstay in my post-workout routine.
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Old 09-21-2009, 01:39 PM   #6
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Re: Icing down to prevent inflammation

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Ice baths are a mainstay in my post-workout routine.
**Sorry about posting in the wrong forum.

How exactly do I set up an Ice bath? I'm guessing you just take a bunch of ice and throw it into a bathtub, throw some cold water in and jump in. How much of the tub should be filled up? Do you go neck deep? How long do you stay in there?

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Old 09-28-2009, 12:58 AM   #7
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Re: Icing down to prevent inflammation

Better question is how to incorporate ice baths fiscally. Ice isn't cheap at the store though it may be easy to obtain in the winter months for Ant B I'm thinking.

I'm pretty sure most of us can't make enough ice and store it at home for use as an ice bath every night. That might require about 100 ice cube trays...at least.

And ice at 1-2 bucks a bag is gonna really ad up.
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Old 09-28-2009, 12:03 PM   #8
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Re: Icing down to prevent inflammation

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I have never iced down any of my muscled due to soreness. Because I do the main site's WODs it ends up being a lot of training in a week. I am considering icing down my muscles after certain WODs.

Do any of you guys or gals do this? If so what are your little tips or tricks you've learned along the way (i.e. what types of workout are they best to do on. Ice only if muscles get sore... Ice before muscles get sore..)

Thanks!

Guess what.. get use to it. ice is your new friend.
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