Heal Sore Muscles – Cold Bath Or Hot Bath?
September 3, 2009
Today was day 4 of my Fatloss Quicky Challenge. <– Click there to follow along and read what I’m thinking about it so far.
Today I split up the weight and cardio portions which worked a lot better. I’m still really sore though, thus the title of this post, but back to that in just a second. First, let me give you a quick breakdown of today.
Workout (Weight) Session was pretty short (under 9 minutes I belive) and we worked biceps, ticeps and of course abs again (ouch). It was pretty intense, but I hung in there and as a result can barely lift my arms to type at this point. I’m sure the soreness will become less severe as we move through the coming weeks and I noticed that my body is recovering quicker and quicker which is nice.
I did the cardio session a little while ago (a good 3 hours after the first session) and it burned my legs up. I thought yesterday was bad … Jumping Squads and Shuffles back and forth got my heart rate up and gave my legs and abs another great workout.
But I was hurting afterwards, and have a meeting to go to tonight, so I mentioned to my husband that I was going to go soak in a hot bath to sooth those sore muscles. He suggested a cold bath (he also mentioned ice bath, but I ain’t going there) instead to help the muscles recover more quickly.
So my question is this… in your experience, what’s better to heal sore muscles? A cold bath or a hot bath? Or just a plain old shower for that matter? Any other tips to help get over sore muscles more quickly (other than the obvious – to work out again the next day).
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