Saunas And Ice Baths For Bodybuilders

By

Alex Tyson

Are ice baths good for bodybuilders? Research has shown that ice baths and saunas for bodybuilders can not only boost results but also aid in more effective and faster recovery. Below we list the sauna and ice bath benefits for bodybuilding that will help to take your performance to the next level.

Found—Space is the leader in hormetic technology in New Zealand. We’re super passionate about helping our clients elevate their physiology through hormetic tech such as infrared saunas and ice baths. Here are the sauna and ice bath benefits for bodybuilding that make them a great addition to your training program:

Why Use Ice Baths And Saunas For Bodybuilders?

Using ice baths and saunas for bodybuilders can have multiple benefits. When it comes to the ice bath benefits for bodybuilding, they don’t just stop at the body. Bodybuilding can be tolling for both the body and the mind and the good news is that ice baths are also beneficial for the mind as well as the body. They have been shown to build mental clarity, focus & mood whilst building resilience and tolerance to stressors.

In terms of the physical ice bath benefits for bodybuilding, muscle recovery is one of the biggest benefits. Both sauna and ice baths have been shown to help aid quicker recovery time and reduce muscle soreness and when you combine both, this can enhance these benefits even further. Better recovery can also help to prevent injuries too.

Reduction of muscle oedema and increased cardiac output (without increasing energy expenditure), which increases blood flow and possible nutrient and waste transportation through the body.

Physiological response to water immersion

Other benefits of ice baths and saunas for bodybuilders can include:

  • Improved endurance and cardiovascular health
  • Possible immune system benefits
  • Reduced inflammation and swelling
  • Improve circulation and metabolism
  • Improved sleep
  • More relaxation and lower stress levels

The Best Way To Use Ice Baths And Saunas For Bodybuilders

Whilst there are no set recommendations for how to use ice baths or saunas for bodybuilders, research has shown that alternating between both ice baths and saunas for bodybuilders can enhance benefits. Alternating between the hot & cold can trigger lymphatic circulation which can help remove lactic acid, elevate your heart rate, improve blood flow as well as release endorphins & further boost muscle recovery.

We suggest monitoring progress to determine how best to use ice baths and saunas for bodybuilders based on what works best for you. Try using both pre and post-training, at different times of day, for different durations as well as alternating between the two. As always, we recommend speaking to your health professionals or trainers if you have any existing health conditions, injuries or concerns and to ensure you’re using these methods effectively and safely.

Enquire About Ice Baths And Saunas For Bodybuilders

If you want to start enjoying the sauna and ice bath benefits for bodybuilding get in touch with us today to find out more about our range of ice baths and saunas. Our team will be able to assist you in determining the best product for your requirements and give you guidance on how best to achieve sauna and ice bath benefits for bodybuilding.

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