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  1. t3h d3adly is offline

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    Contrast showers

    Hey All, Ive heard that using contrast showers (when you alternate from cold water to hot water spending a certain amount of time in each) is good for recovery. Ive heard the rapid changes in body heat flushes out some of the negative leftovers from working out.

    Anyone had any experience with this? I'm worried it could make you sick or has long term disadvantages.
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    whoever told you that needs to be narded by a 7 year old.

    is your workout and diet so insainly dialed in that after workout showers make a difference to you? if not, focus on picking up heavy ****, doing road work, and not eating like a jackass and forget about stupid **** like "contrast showers".
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    Quote Originally Posted by white_kimbo View Post
    whoever told you that needs to be narded by a 7 year old.

    is your workout and diet so insainly dialed in that after workout showers make a difference to you? if not, focus on picking up heavy ****, doing road work, and not eating like a jackass and forget about stupid **** like "contrast showers".
    sigh

    http://tnation.tmuscle.com/free_onli...g/cold_showers

    http://www.vsnaturopathy.com/Shower.html

    http://ezinearticles.com/?Relieve-Mu...ers&id=1281857

    these sources all agree that it is relevant. I'm just looking for those with personal experience to tell me about their experiences and give me tips about certian pitfalls and proper procedure
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    last year i tore my hamstring pretty bad and i'm still feeling residual effects from it.

    after a lower body workout or rolling, if i feel tightness/soreness/pain in my hamstring i'll take a cold shower right afterwards and sit on an ice pack for 20-30 minutes and then skip my next lower body day.

    if everything goes well, i take a nice comfy hot shower. maybe it's not the BEST for recovery, but it sure feels a fuckload better than cold showers do.

    i doubt that you would get anything other than a placebo effect unless you are a high level athlete.
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    thank you that made more sense
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    Does this help?

    Using recovery modalities between training sessions in elite athletes: does it help?

    Barnett A., Sports Medicine 2006;36(9):781-96.
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16937953?ordinalpos=1&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez. Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DiscoveryPanel.P ubmed_Discovery_RA&linkpos=4&log$=relatedreviews&l ogdbfrom=pubmed


    If you don't have access to the paper pm me. It just says it doesn't do anything for recovery.
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    Well, I don't know about after training stuff, but when I had my ear operation, thanks to BJJ, the doctor told me to help recovery and all by applying a heat contrast to the ear.
    Sometimes you lose and sometimes the other guy wins.

    At this point I don't owe anybody an explenation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M.C. View Post
    Well, I don't know about after training stuff, but when I had my ear operation, thanks to BJJ, the doctor told me to help recovery and all by applying a heat contrast to the ear.
    Heat contrast is generally a treatment for swelling, after the initial 'ice pack' phase
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    I think it feels really good after a hard workout.

    That's about the extent of my experience with them.

    I've never felt any medical benefit from doing them.
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