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    Quote Originally Posted by BackFistMonkey
    Swim first tho ... it will make me feel better if you do .
    What PirateJon said, but take shower at least first if you swim. Ok, might sound captain Obvious, but you´d be suprised how many people here forget it.

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    Wouldn't you showed AFTER you swam?

    Dude, rubberfuck, if we ever meet at a throwdown I am sooo throwing you out the nearest window. (for that avatar)

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    You shower first so that your disgusting bacterial infected sweat doesn't get in the water.

    I used to sauna first and then jump in the water so it felt even colder. Will try it the other way around and see how i feel.

    Cheers guys.
    " The reason elite level MMAists don't fight with aikido is the same reason elite level swimmers don't swim with their lips." - Virus

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    As PirateJon said, both. Ice for the sores, sauna for the relaxation and cold/hot/cold/hot-cycles. If the sauna is semi-hot (like 80+ Celsius / 175+ Fahrenheit) be careful with dehydration.

    Off to sauna (i loves them) ->
    Curiosity killed the cat. But damn it had a blast.

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    Ice bath + hot water bath is great for recovery, along with deep massages they're absolutely key to Bulgarian Oly lifters who train 2-3 times a day.

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    Now, this was in one of my favorite books, Science of sports training, and the author (Thom Kurz) recommends hot and cold shower to prevent muscle soreness. But, after a while, if you do the same routine over and over, it will lose it's effectiveness. Basically, save it for the really hard workouts, so you don't build up a tolerance. You know, you could sauna on the days that you don't train as hard, cold bath/hot on the hard, draining workouts, etc.
    "Coffee is for Closers" GlenGarry Glenross

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    Quote Originally Posted by BudoMonkey
    Wouldn't you showed AFTER you swam?

    Dude, rubberfuck, if we ever meet at a throwdown I am sooo throwing you out the nearest window. (for that avatar)
    Well, if you´ve done training you are sweaty, and it´s better to shower still before and after swimming.

    And, unlike Hans here, I know ukemi. ;-)

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    I'd like to know more about the proven health benefits of dry saunas..I have read a couple of articles on the internet, but that's it.
    I do the hot sauna for about 10 or 15 minutes, then go rinse with cold water for a few minutes and cool down, drink water and go back in for another 10 and repeat - when I have the time to do it like that.
    It works for me.
    " If one wants to have a friend one must also want to wage war for him: and to wage war one must be capable of being an enemy." - Fr. Nietzsche 'On The Friend' Thus Spake Zarathustra

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