Training in the Ice Age / by Allen Gutowski

Training sessions for major sports events are gruelling. For mere mortals they can appear to be the pastime of superheroes.

"Cooling or recovery techniques used usually include more traditional methods such as massage, stretching sessions, steam baths, yoga and swimming. But many athletes now claim that plunging into a tub of ice water (about 6C) after exercise increases their rate of recovery and helps reduce muscle pain."

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