A game-changing post-workout recuperation method that anybody can utilize!
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Immersing yourself in ice cold water has some distinct health benefits, as a growing number of health influencers, celebrities, athletes, and trainers will happily confirm.
“Plunging a single limb—or the entire body—into a tub of cold water for 1-3 minutes is becoming an increasingly popular ritual for athletes as well as hard-core exercisers,” says Elizabeth Gardner, MD, Yale Medicine sports medicine doctor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Yale School of Medicine. The good news is that utilizing an ice bath has certain advantages, particularly for individuals who exercise or compete in sports.
- Recover Muscles after a hard workout
When you are exposed to cold water, your blood vessels tighten and shrink. The change in temperature allows them to re-open fast after you get out of the water, which can help remove metabolic waste products from the muscles? “This rapid dilation of blood vessels also supplies the muscles with much-needed oxygen and nutrients,” says the author.
- Less muscle soreness
According to Gardner, the most significant advantage of ice baths is that they make the body feel wonderful. She says that “cold immersion may be a balm to aching, burning muscles after a hard workout.”
- Help to cool your body down
Applying the Wim Hof method of reducing body temperature by using a Sturdy ice bath can be enormously beneficial
Full immersion therapy, is very effective in lowering elevated body temperatures.
- Can Reduce Stress, Anxiety, Depression, and other Mental Health Obstacles
Why are ice baths beneficial to one’s mental health?
Ice baths, or even an ice-cold shower, can help improve your mental health and happiness.
- They are invigorating.
- Create a positive attitude and a feeling of well-being.
- Improve your mental health.
- Improve your mental concentration
- Endorphin production should be increased.
- Get ready for the next workout
You’re setting the foundation for future success by allowing your body to heal. By doing so, you will be more prepared for your next workout, which should be of greater quality.
What is the best way to use Ice Bath therapy?
- Before entry one should shower in a low temperature shower. Begin with cool water and gradually lower the temperature after a few minutes.
- Instead of warming up, take a cold shower. If you’ve just done working out, this might be very beneficial.
- Step into an ice bath for a pre-set period:
Add ice to water until it reaches a temperature of -2°C to 2°C), then submerge for 1 to 3 minutes. A 2017 study found that ice baths to be more helpful than experts thought and can be extended in time as you get used to them.
The STURDY ‘Ice Bath’ is ideal for rejuvenation after a workout, a game, or a rigorous training session. It is utilized by athletes, football and rugby club members, and other organization members all around the world to aid in their recuperation. A small ice bath is more beneficial than a large bath as the muscles are tightened up, this helps recovery more quickly. The sturdy ice bath is long-lasting and durable. The handles act as a stabilizing aid when entering and exiting the ‘Ice Bath.’ The surface’s distinctive texture aids in slip resistance. For emptying the water after usage, a drain cap is also supplied. An optional lid is available to keep debris out of the bath
A very interesting video by Benoit Demeulemeester demonstrating the Wim Hof ice bath therapy can be viewed on Youtube ;
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