View Full Version : Hot and Cold showers for muscle recovery??


bcfc
09-12-2010, 09:16 PM
hi, just wanted to know ur thoughts on this, have read alot about it on the net and stuff... meant to be good for after workouts,training, etc... u alternate between hot water and cold water every 30 seconds...its supposed to help with muscle recovery and less muscle pain next day also with ligament damage and muscle repair... any1 do this, try this??? does it work, it sounds kind of dangerous, can u catch a cold or something??? because cold water feels fuuuucked when ur in the shower....

ScottDBA
09-12-2010, 09:48 PM
It makes your tissues expand (hot water) and contract (cold water) so it helps flush lactic acid out of your muscles.

I've never done it but I have done an ice bath and it made me feel alot better the next day after my fight than I usually would.

BrooklynBomber
09-12-2010, 10:04 PM
Do not do these if you or anyone in your family have a history of heart problems. The hot and cold showers really mess your heartbeat, give pulpitations.

led
09-12-2010, 11:59 PM
Do not do these if you or anyone in your family have a history of heart problems. The hot and cold showers really mess your heartbeat, give pulpitations.

i think cold showers are more dangerous if u have this heart problem because the nerves goin to the heart respond through contractions.

The Golden Boy
09-13-2010, 12:08 AM
General consensus is you cannot catch a cold unless the cold virus is present, however, i used to have contrast showers all the time and while I would feel great after it i found my self getting sick a lot more often that usual

RAV3N
09-13-2010, 07:17 AM
Yes it helps heaps, I do it after every work out, all that you have to remember is to start and finish on cold water.

You will find you will be a lot fresher the next day, not much lactic acid in the muscles, it works for me any way, compared to just having hot showers.

Doing a lot of streches helps heaps too.

MOTHER DUCKER
09-13-2010, 03:12 PM
I used to ache badly after a gym session but recently switched gyms with a sauna and steam room it's really helped a lot.

SplitSecond
09-13-2010, 03:14 PM
General consensus is you cannot catch a cold unless the cold virus is present, however, i used to have contrast showers all the time and while I would feel great after it i found my self getting sick a lot more often that usual

cold showers will actually help you from NOT getting a cold

so that's weird

Uturn
09-13-2010, 04:44 PM
Doesn't Mayweather get in the hot tub after almost every workout he has? I remember reading through his routine, he says train then 'hot tub'. Luckily my parents have one so I always get in there 1-2 a week, even after workouts sometimes, and it really does help make your muscles feel more relaxed and less strain the next day

mrboxer
09-13-2010, 05:13 PM
hi, just wanted to know ur thoughts on this, have read alot about it on the net and stuff... meant to be good for after workouts,training, etc... u alternate between hot water and cold water every 30 seconds...its supposed to help with muscle recovery and less muscle pain next day also with ligament damage and muscle repair... any1 do this, try this??? does it work, it sounds kind of dangerous, can u catch a cold or something??? because cold water feels fuuuucked when ur in the shower....water has nothing in it to help anything heal,a shower is an alternative of a bath,there are no secret remedies,:boxing::arabia:

Gorilla Dogs
09-14-2010, 05:29 AM
it does sound dangerous my friend. dont do it. just sit in a hot tub or a sauna to relax your muscles. your body isnt suppose to change heat like that fast so dont do the alternating thing. just sauna or hot tub kk

RAV3N
09-14-2010, 06:46 AM
Alternating works well for me.