Archive of December, 2015

  • Ice Baths

    Ice Baths

    Ice baths being used for cooling down after competing, and to help speed recovery, is an idea that has been around for a long time. Back in the day, when there seemed to be no other option, they may have made sense, but new technology has brought some new options to consider. Here are some thoughts from Dr. Stacy Sims of Stanford University, Exercise Physiologist-Nutrition Scientist of Thermoregulation, Hydration and Performance Nutrition on ice baths and alternatives.

    Some of these new ideas center around using Phase Change Cooling Vests for pre-cooling and post cooling of competitors.

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