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Ideal Post Workout Routine

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2007/06/12 18:25:09 (permalink)

Ideal Post Workout Routine

howdy,

if you train MMA every day u'll know how much ur body aches, especially if you dont cool down etc.

ive been doing a cool down, then been using a foam roller, stretching and having an ice bath, then a v quick warm shower.

my physio said that foam rollers are a gimmik and dont do anything, and that I should go in a sauna straight after training, then an ice bath!?

any opinions on this?

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    Osagi
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    RE: Ideal Post Workout Routine 2007/06/12 19:03:50 (permalink)
    Foam rollers are definitely not a gimmick, I use one myself everyday to treat / ease my back problems after first reading about them over on t-nation some time back (think this was the original article http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do?id=475832)

    Actually discussed the use of a foam roller with my physio and they said it was a great idea, so quite a differenc eof opinion there.

    Found the foam roller really useful tbh, now saunas on the other hand, never quite figured out the point of those, a nice dip in the hot tub yes, saunas no

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    RE: Ideal Post Workout Routine 2007/06/12 19:20:08 (permalink)
    i use them every morning too. after i do 3 rounds on my Bas Rutten workout CD

    apparently, if you go in an ice bath straight after, then the auto immune system doesnt have time to do any work to your niggles / injuries.

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    RE: Ideal Post Workout Routine 2007/06/12 19:25:19 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: Manimal

    apparently, if you go in an ice bath straight after, then the auto immune system doesnt have time to do any work to your niggles / injuries.


    Yes but ice water dude, near your nekkid goolies? No way!!

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    RE: Ideal Post Workout Routine 2007/06/12 19:54:51 (permalink)
    haha, they're brilliant. quite refreshing too!

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    RE: Ideal Post Workout Routine 2007/06/12 21:40:17 (permalink)
    I do nothing, but I will prob regret it in a few years....

    better start thinking about it, I just jump in the car and home.
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    RE: Ideal Post Workout Routine 2007/06/12 23:08:44 (permalink)
    how do u have an ice bath? how much ice do you have?
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    RE: Ideal Post Workout Routine 2007/06/13 01:28:58 (permalink)
    from an article ive started to write:

    Ice baths have been used in athletics for years, but they have only just caught on in sports like football. They cause ‘new’ blood to rush into the legs after you get out. The actual method of using ice baths isn’t anything too difficult. Just fill up a bath with cold water and throw in some ice. Bags of actual ice or ice bricks (those gel filled things you stick in the freezer) do the trick. Sit in it for 15-20 minutes after a hard training session. Make sure all the parts of the body that have been taxed during the session are submerged. The ideal temp is between 5 and 10 degrees Celsius. Try and have the ice bath within 2 hours of the session. I don’t eat anything heavy before having an ice bath, or I feel really sick.
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    RE: Ideal Post Workout Routine 2007/06/13 09:25:45 (permalink)
    I am going to start going to a college I work in at least once per week and get a massage, you get them for about £6 of the students.
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