Ice Bath Therapy Does Not Decrease Post-Exercise Soreness

A study published in the July issue of the European Journal of Applied Physiology reports that research subjects who engaged in post-exercise cryotherapy, or ice baths, showed no reduction of post-exercise strength loss or decreased soreness compared to a control group. The research, conducted at the University of New Hampshire, tested the ice bath’s effect on soreness, strength, swelling and inflammation. No difference in strength or perceived soreness was found between the subjects who took ice baths and the control group. Read a news report on the findings here.

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