Do ice baths have benefits?
Ice baths are not recommended for ling term muscle strengthening. New studies show that while the ice bath method works to some extent, it does not help in building muscles, and might even slow down the natural repair process.
This method can be used occasionally for a quick recovery but is not recommended if one wants stronger muscles in the long run.
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