Icing: Great Tool for Muscular Recovery, Right?

Within the past couple weeks, Max and I came across this video and post on a great website called MobilityWod.com. They focus on discussing functional fitness and basic strategies that can help you move your body how it was naturally supposed to.

In this post, they interview Gary Reinl, an anti-inflammatory expert, and he discusses how our previous thinking about icing and the RICE method (Rest, Ice, Compress, Elevate) is actually extremely flawed. In the video he states how we must reform our thinking to better adapt to what our bodies truly want to happen in the anti inflammatory process. Hold on to your hats, ladies and gentlemen, because this video will blow your mind:

What do you guys think? Will you start to experiment with the natural anti inflammatory process? Leave a comment below.


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As a recent recent high school graduate, I've seen a lot of kids struggling with health and fitness over my years in school. I went Primal when my physical trainer helped me really focus on my physical well-being in training for my baseball career. I credit a large percentage of my health and well being on and off the baseball field to my Primal lifestyle. An idea came to the my mind to create a website where kids going into college could find great information on health and nutrition as well as functional fitness. I am extremely excited to be able to write about health in the college world, as a lot of times kids forget how to eat healthy when they go off to the college world. While we saw this as an opportunity to reach out to the college world, we also wanted this site to be a resource for people of all ages struggling with their health as a place for them to go and find great resources and information. Feel free to email me or Max at cavemancollege@gmail.com with any questions you may have. Email Josh at joshsinger11@gmail.com.

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  1. Alex
    Alex November 7, 2012 at 2:57 pm | | Reply

    There are also studies that show that ice bathing can be nonbeneficial because it inhibits protein from reaching the muscles during the crucial time. I think there is balance to be struck. Also that icing is commonly done for too long, and too cold. Ice baths should be around 55 degrees from somewhere around 10 minutes from what I have read, but it is not definite.

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