Scott challenges you to take a Cold Shower!!

I challenge you to take a cold shower after exercise.... Did you know by taking a cold shower after exercise, it could help relieve stress and tension on the body. You may see athletes like Mo Farrah and Usain Bolt do this and wonder why? Well here are the reasons;

1 - It helps relieve pain on damaged tissue.

2 - When the body becomes cold it will constrict the blood vessels and improve circulation which also means you can recover faster.

3 - It prevents swelling and bruising. When you apply an ice pack to an area it helps reduce inflammation to that area. This is the same principle with a cold shower. The cold water will help prevent swelling in the muscles, lowering the chance of damage to the muscles and help with recovery.

4 - Lowering your body temperature will also help lower your heart rate. This is great so your body can return to its resting heart rate quicker.

5 - The cold water helps numb your nerve endings which will help further reduce muscle pain.


So, in essence, if you want to reduce muscle soreness and recover faster, I challenge you to take a cold shower!!

About the Author

Job Role Nutritional and Fitness Advisor Qualifications Premier International Diploma in Personal Training, Nutrition and Sports Massage Therapy Scott has always been active growing up being involved in different sport teams and individual sports such as boxing and Jiu Jitsu. It wasn't until Scott dislocated his left knee during a Jiu Jitsu Competition when he developed a new passion which was going to the gym. Scott studied an International Diploma in Personal Training, Nutrition and Sports Massage Therapy which he has used for over 8 years in the Fitness Industry. Scott has been successful in his field in the UK and in other countries of the world. He has helped many people achieve their goals in Fat Loss, Weight gain, Hypertrophy and other areas of Health and Fitness. Scott is very passionate and is a big motivator who is going to provide you with expert advice and looks forward to helping you with your goals. There is more to see of Scott as he will be competing in Fitness Modelling competitions this year and next so keep a look out for him.
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