Post-Run Ice Baths Not Beneficial for Strength, Soreness

Post-Run Ice Baths Not Beneficial for Strength, Soreness

Sep 13, 2013

Research done by Naomi Crystal ’11G on the effectiveness of post-exercise ice baths found that subjects who engaged in post-exercise cryotheraphy, or ice baths, had no mitigation of post-exercise strength loss or decreased soreness compared with a control group.

The study, Crystal’s master’s degree thesis, was published recently in the European Journal of Applied Physiology.  Crystal worked with Associate Professor of Kinesiology Dain LaRoche, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology Summer Cook, and Associate Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Biomedical Sciences Dave Townson to conduct the research.

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