Athletes ice bath

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Mar 24, 2013 8:43pm
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Why do footballers, rugby players, etc have an ice bath after certain training sessions? I've never understood this!
24 Mar
Calms and relaxes the muscles
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217 Posts
Mar 24, 2013 8:48pm
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How?:-)
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9 Posts
Mar 24, 2013 8:51pm
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Good to prevent lactic acid build up

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26 Posts
Mar 25, 2013 12:05am
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It numbs the muscles from being sore and preventing latic acid bulid up but its easy to cramp up when you get in it

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Mar 25, 2013 12:25am
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Well, I'm in track and after interval days, I'm in the ice bath for quite a while. It's mostly to prevent your muscles from tearing after intense workouts. The ice keeps the swelling down. Hope that helped!

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Mar 25, 2013 12:33am
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Marathon runners, pro cyclists too. Clothed, in cold water bathtub, add 2 doz icecubes, sit there for 10 minutes, hot shower next, then a massage. I have done 26 marathons ......26 miles 385 yards.....it works.

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Mar 25, 2013 2:09am
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It helps you recover faster!
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