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    Sauna or Swimming

    Where I train BJJ I have the choice of having a Sauna and/or a quick dip in the ultra cold Pool after training.

    What do you think would be best for helping prevent sore/aching muscles the next day? I thought it would have been the cold water but someone at work keeps telling me it's a sauna and I've started doubting.

    So what do you think?
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    Go for a swim. I've heard cold water is good for muscles after a hard workout.


    EDIT: And because saunas are fucking boring. I don't know how people do that.
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    Nothing conclusive here, but I think you might find it interesting:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscle_soreness

    My personal opinion is that I wouldn't do anything that takes more water out of my muscles.

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    Right. I don't know how on earth going to the sauna would be a good idea.

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    I vote swim .

    I swim every chance I get , as long as it isn't in a public pool or the staph infected lake which used to a thriving valley community before they dammed it .

    Swimming just makes me feel good . Well honestly it gets me high as hell . I hear runners talk about how endurance running gets them high . One hundred meters of freestyle or breaststroke and then some free time to just swim and float will get me content , happy, and giddy through out the next day .
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    Fucking both. hot-cold-hot-cold is better for recovery than either alone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PirateJon
    Fucking both. hot-cold-hot-cold is better for recovery than either alone.
    Swim first tho ... it will make me feel better if you do .
    I don't mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that's how it comes out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jean Paula-Satire
    Never believe that the GOP and fellow bigots are completely unaware of the absurdity of their replies. They know that their remarks are frivolous, open to challenge. But they are amusing themselves, for it is their adversary who is obliged to use words responsibly, since he believes in words. The bigots and Republicans have the right to play. They even like to play with discourse for, by giving ridiculous reasons, they discredit the seriousness of their interlocutors. They delight in acting in bad faith, since they seek not to persuade by sound argument but to intimidate and disconcert. If you press them too closely, they will abruptly fall silent, loftily indicating by some phrase that the time for argument is past and that besides, they have already won

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    I am a big fan of saunas because it cleans out my pores and makes me feel great. It is cleansing.
    As for muscle soreness, I am guessing that a cold swim would serve you better, though.
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    For rugby in sixth form when we toured SA and had a group of big games in a relatively short space of time we had ice baths after the game.

    I found it actually helped somewhat with muscle soreness but in general it was best at just removing the odd niggle you had picked up in the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sakmongkol
    removing the odd niggle


    No need to get all Dr.Seuss on us. What the hell is an odd niggle?


    EDIT- Actually, it sounds more like a term the main character from 'clockwork orange' would use.

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