Tuesday, 17 December 2013
Cold Or Hotshowers best for Muscle Building?
Hot showers can sometimes increase inflammation, making workout soreness last longer. This might indirectly slow your gains if it increases your recovery needlessly.
Cold shower/ice baths can soothe inflammation. This might make you more comfortable for a while, but inflammation is a natural process and is part of recovery - it has a biological purpose and you will do best to avoid interfering with natural processes as much as possible. And cold showers suck.
Take comfortable showers, and spend your time focusing on what you do in the weight room and at the dinner table to get the most out of your muscle building.