Actually it makes you recover faster,unknown wrote:an ice bath is not a good idea cuz u'll just damage ure nerves.deano7 wrote:Do a better recovery, a milkshake within 10 mins of finishing training. Have an ice bath etc...
lol no it won't. When I ran cross country we had ice bath's all the time, some people even went all the way in (laid down in the bath), I just stood in it for 10-15 minutes, it really helps.unknown wrote:an ice bath is not a good idea cuz u'll just damage ure nerves.deano7 wrote:Do a better recovery, a milkshake within 10 mins of finishing training. Have an ice bath etc...
It's very cold, kind of a shock at first, but you get used to it quickly. We would wear these feet cover things on our feet because the metal tub would sting them.David_93 wrote:Isn't it really freesing? Is a warm bath just as good? I hate to bath or shower in cold water.
Of course wear your shorts lol, just wear what you did to work out in minuses your shoes and socks. You can use a regular bath tub, fill it with cold water. Have you seen those big gatorade containers that are used on the sidlines at sports games for the players? Thats what we used, filled up the whole thing with ice, let it sit for a few minutes, then got in for 10-15 minutes. I would probably find a regular bucket and fill that up 2-3 times with ice. Our trainer determined if it was cold enough, he would add more ice mostly to just piss us off lol, we even ate ice cubes (not out of the water) as we were sitting in there lol just something to do.David_93 wrote:I just read that you should only take a ice bath with your legs in, then your upperbody isn't cold. Because of when you run use you mostly your legs, and it's there you are tired.
But how much ice should I use? And what is good to take a bath in? I have a ordery bath tub but that is maybe too big.
If you really don't like the cold, it's fine to go in the tub wearing running tights or sweatpants and a sweatshirt or towel (wrapped around your upper body). You'll still get the same benefits. From: http://running.about.com/od/injuryrecov ... cebath.htm
I think I will do that, because I hate cold!
I don't know if you'll be able to get it to 12-15 degrees, but i'd try to get it as close as possible. Use the coldest tub water you can get, then put the ice in.David_93 wrote:Thanks, but where do you get all the ice from? And I read in a study, that ice bath should contain 12-15 degress celsius, with the best result, is it really necessary with ice then?
It does help sorness. After my cross country team would do a hard workout, a long run, or have a big meet on the weekend, we would have an ice bath. It really helps as it can cover all of your leg and not just certain parts of it that you would use a bag of ice for.messi19 wrote:I think I might try the ice bath, because ive suffered quite alot of injuries to my bones and muscles. I normally have a hot bath with muscle relaxing bubble bath to help my muscles and bones when they are feeling sore and stiff. does the ice bath really help though? I only want to try it if im 100% sure that it will make my bones and muscles feel alot better and less stiff and sore.