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Stclineman

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What’s everyone’s thought on ice baths, mostly hype and fad or legit as they say? I know cold therapy can be good for injury recovery, inflammation, etc but what about the “cold shock proteins” and the long list of claims of heart health, decreased chance of dementia, decreased chance of cancer, life longevity, etc etc
 
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I gut a buddy that swears showering with the coldest water you can get is fantastic. I’ll be honest, I’m not interested in finding out. I know it’s not the same but kind of related.
 
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Pretty sure that ice baths cured ALS a few years back. Don’t hear much about it anymore.
 
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Massive G

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Tried cold showers and baths and to me the suffering wasn't worth it. Freezing cold and then I got a huge metabolic flush when out. Felt terrible overall systemically.
 
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I have a buddy at work that got all into it. Made his own outside that’s refrigerated or something. He loves how it makes him feel afterwards. Says it takes a few minutes to get used to it at first. That was last summer. I bet he hasn’t been in all winter. Lol. I need to ask him.
 
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Massive G

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Before all this ice bath shit I used to go out shirtless in a pair of shorts with shoes on and bury myself in the snow for a few minutes back and front.
 
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Fuck that. Was all about it till I tried it. Ummm not for me. NOW if you ask about sauna therapy? Hell yeah. That works for me
 
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Stclineman

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They seem like a hassle unless you buy a self cooling one but they’re expensive and I’m not sure I’d like it enough to justify the cost. I’ll just stick to my sauna until more scientifically proven results come out.
 
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I have a cold plunge on my back porch, use it multiple times a week. Naturally is good for injury and inflammation. The thing I like most is the dopamine that it releases. I do it an hour before jiu jitsu 4x a week and I feel great with a lot more energy when I hit the mats. The first several times suck until you build up some adaptation. 3 - 5 min is all you need.
 
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I don’t care about any perceived benefits. Cold water sucks. it’s not for me, but I have a buddy that does it. Has a chest freezer full of water that he keeps frigid cold and does them regularly. i won’t even get in a pool that’s less than 90°.
 
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