Ice baths following sport don’t help recovery: study
They studied 20 active young men assigned to go for a 40-minute downhill run, which was designed to induce muscle damage.
No difference was seen in objective measures of soreness or strength in men having the cryotherapy compared to men not having it.
There was some difference on a measure of inflammation – plasma concentration of chemokine ligand 2 (CCL2) – but this did not reach significance.
“Ice baths are popular [but] they’re miserable. If it doesn