When the workout is over and it's time to recover, we have a short list of things we’d like to do to help us relax: get a full-body massage; take a nice hot shower; maybe sip a protein shake and play some X-Box. An ice bath doesn’t immediately come to mind. But according to many top strength coaches who work with pro athletes, soaking in a tub full of ice is something that can make a big difference in the way your body recovers.
WHY IT WORKS
After a workout, your body needs to "repair" itself to prepare for the next training session. It does so with the help of blood vessels that bring oxygen to your muscle tissue while removing waste products of exercise — the most common being lactic acid. Too much lactic acid build-up can cause your muscles to function poorly and will often lead to fatigue. An ice bath will immediately reduce swelling while flushing lactic acid out of your body. When you sit in an ice bath — or when you rub a cup of ice on the muscles you just trained — the cold causes your blood vessels to tighten.
This helps drain the lactic acid out of your tired muscles. When you get out of the bath, your muscle tissue warms back up, causing a return of oxygenated blood to help your muscles recover.
The powerful Aussie Bomb contains Epsom salts, eucalyptus and peppermint essential oils, aloe butter and rhassoul clays that will aid in the recovery of those tired and aching muscles. When you fill your tub over half way, add 2-3 bags of ice and drop in an Aussie Bomb.
We recommend sipping on hot water or tea as well to maintain body temperature and take your mind off the cold.
Soak in tub for at least 10 minutes, to an upwards of 20 minutes.
Also try any of our energizing bombs for a more refreshing ice bath