Sunday, August 21, 2011
Ice Bath Recipe
RECIPE FOR ICE BATH
THINGS YOU WILL NEED:
1-3 BAGS OF ICE
Start with a clean tub, run water (luke warm-tepid) until water reaches the mid thigh area. Your body becomes acclimated to this, it’s not a complete shock. Once the water is at this level ~~ turn water to ONLY COLD. Continue to fill tub with cold water until quads / thighs are completely covered. Turn water off & add the 1-3 bags of ice. Sit in the ice bath for 10-15 Minutes in duration… NO MORE…. 15 Minutes TOPS!!
The large towel is to dry off after the ice bath. Here at the office we provide everything you need to receive the full benefits of an ice bath (also referred to as a cold plunge).
Ice baths are great for post recovery of an athletic workout, muscle strains and post competitions such as Triathlons, MARATHONS, ½ Marathons, Bicycle events and so on. It’s also a great idea to incorporate into the overall training & recovery plan.
Please contact us here at USMT if you have any questions regarding the ice bath & it's importance to you as an athlete.
We can schedule an ice bath here at the office any time you may need or desire one!
Lori-Ann, Rainee, Kristen & Dwayne