Sunday, November 20, 2011

Cold water bath after intense exercise lowers inflammation

Great Study showing that the levels of CRP (an inflammatory marker) are much lower in both the group that had a cold water bath right after exercise and 3 hours after exercise. Temperature of the cold water group was 58 degrees Fahrenheit. Brrrr.

CON was water at 79 degrees, CWI(0) was 58 degrees right after and CWI(3) was 58 degrees 3 hrs. after. Also, the groups CWI(0) and CWI(3) were better able to perform the workout the following day.

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