Tuesday, August 14, 2012

To Ice or Not To Ice?

http://www.mobilitywod.com/2012/08/people-weve-got-to-stop-icing-we-were-wrong-sooo-wrong.html

A very interesting and well written article about whether we should be icing injuries are not. There is a lot of good points disputing icing after a workout. Something that really throws a bone in many people's plan.

"Let me quote Dr. Nick DiNubile, Editor in Chief of The Physician And Sports Medicine Journal (physsportsmed.com) “Seriously, do you honestly believe that your body’s natural inflammatory response is a mistake?”"

Might be the most powerful thing I've read in awhile. Obviously our bodies know what's up, why do we try to stop it's proper response? Am I saying icing is wrong? No. I'm saying maybe look at why you ice. I am personally not going to ice my injuries for the expressed purpose of increasing recovery times, but instead only use it for pain relief. I'm going to research a bit more into this, see if anyone else has done studies.

See you on the other side
-Cory.

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