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took a hot cold shower this morning. 2-3 min as hot as i could stand it then real cold for 15 to 20 sec. then hot then cold about 3 to 4 time ended with a real cold. it was great :) now that i can do totally cold cant summer no problem winter problem.

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I have just tried this myself and it feels great.

I saw this post yesterday and was very curious about it so I did some Google searches. I found it is done mainly to improve circulation and flush toxins like lactic acid.

Are there any weight loss applications for hot/cold (contrast) showers?

Also if anyone has more experience with these, is it really helpful for reducing post workout soreness? Are there any other benefits?

I am going to keep trying these before working up to straight cold showers/baths.

Thanks Cathylee for posting about this.

  • Cathieely Enter last name commented Dec 5th 2011:

    your welcome i do it twice a day in the morning and before bed it really relaxes me big time. and i can stand under the cold longer every time. i dont have a bath tub 3bathrooms and all showers :)

  • Lake-Local commented Dec 8th 2011:

    I do contrast showers after my workouts! I can totally tell the difference in how my muscles feel!!! I do 5 minutes super hot then 5 minutes ice cold for about 5 cycles. Then I end it with 30 minutes of ice cold!!! I have never felt better!!! I do this everyday and totally believe the theories that cold showers burn more fat, cure depression, and strengthen the immune system...I can see and feel the results!!!

    ;)

  • Cathieely Enter last name commented Dec 12th 2011:

    wow 30 mins of real cold :( i dont know if i could go that long. in the winter now summer thats what im talking about :)

  • Cathieely Enter last name commented Dec 12th 2011:

    but i am going to try that 5 and 5 for 5 cycles:)

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