Cold water immersion has been found to be an effective recovery tool for muscular power, soreness, and perceived recovery after high intensity exercise. Shorter duration and lower temperatures improve its efficacy. Boosting dopamine levels through cold exposure can also be beneficial. Here are the most relevant clips:
- "Cold Water Immersion" from episode #66: discusses the benefits of cold water immersion after high intensity exercise and how it can reduce muscle soreness and improve training efficacy.
- "Boosting Dopamine" from episode #39: explains how cold exposure can increase dopamine and norepinephrine levels and the safety parameters to keep in mind while trying it.
- "Benefits of Cold Exposure" from episode #46: discusses the numerous benefits of cold exposure, including increases in metabolism, brown fat stores, and dopamine levels.