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Heat is better for muscles, study in Journal of Physiology concludes
After a long, hard ride, what sounds better — a hot shower or submerging yourself in a bath tub full of ice? While many pro athletes have taken to doing the latter, a study published by The Journal of Physiology concluded that heat is better for muscle recovery.
The study, published Oct 4 2017, looked at whether intramuscular temperature affects recovery following endurance-exercise-induced fatigue.
The study found that recovery — measured in mean power output — was better when muscles were warmed to about 38C than when they were cooled to 15C.
The study was done on humans and mice…
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