Summary: For physically active individuals, cold water immersion (10 minutes at 10°C) after intense exercise appears to be more effective for accelerating recovery kinetics, for relief of soreness, and for perceived recovery than whole-body cryotherapy. (Although not specifically addressed, it is likely cold-water immersion would also be significantly less expensive)

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/27396361/

Strength of Recommendation = B

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