ice baths for recovery

What I Learned Training for Ironman 70.3

Editor’s Note: A blog series on the journey from short distance triathlon to Ironman 70.3 This is a short introduction article in a series on triathlon training and competition.  My purpose is to share some of the key topics in the sport of triathlon from starting out in the sport, keys to training, and competition. The topics that are outlined …

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How to Take Ice Baths

Simple Guidelines for Post Race Ice Baths How and Why Ice Baths Work Ice baths are great for recovery from microtrauma, small tears to the soft tissues that occur from training and overexertion.  The ice bath causes constriction of blood vessels.  As the body warms up after the ice bath, circulation increases again and flushes …

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Athlete’s Tip — Alternate Heat and Ice For Speedier Recovery

A simple trick we like to incorporate with our marathon runners in training, as well as our elite athletes, is to introduce the use of alternating ice and heat on the lower extremities following a long run, rigorous workout or even an acute soft tissue injury.  This modality  has been popular for years in treating …

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