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    Shower after workout

    Friends:

    I am a newbie and I started working out about 3 weeks ago. Like many of you I am trying to gain muscle by putting some weight on in the "right places". I would like to ask if taking hot/lukewarm water shower after work out is good or bad. I have noticed that hot water shower takes off most my pain and I feel very relaxed. Is it good for my body? From what I hear: "no pain, no gain"; I think I shouldn't let the pain go. I know I am confused and I need serious help.

    Suggestions??

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    Taking a hot shower is very beneficial for your hygenic health. So yes, take a shower after your workout.

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    You shouldnt be experiencing pain at the end of a workout unless you hurt yourself. Maybe a pump or fatigue but not pain.

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    If it feels good, do it.

    In EMS, the patient should always be put in a 'position of comfort'. Likewise, if you feel your hot showers are beneficial, continue to practice them.
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    dude. take a shower you stinky monkey!
    Oil do it.

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    The hot water from the shower heats up your skin and your body compensates by bring more blood to the area. The extra blood helps flush out the lactic acid formed in the muscle during the workout. The extra blood movement helps relax the muscles. That is why it feels so good.

    The net result of not showering is a loss of social status among your peers and pretty much cancels you sex life if you go long enough between showers.

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    I read an artical a few weeks back that said that heat soaking is actually much better for you then ice packing, blood flows to the warmth and speeds the healing process.
    Up till you start cooking yourself, I would think the hotter the better...
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    there are also heat activated amino acids that aid in recovery. that's why a sauna right after your workout and before shower is a good idea as well.
    Oil do it.

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    and i thought cold shower is also good... since it makes it tight and squeeze the lactic acid out...

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    Thanks friends.. I used the wrong word.. it's certainly fatigue and not pain.. and yeah I take shower after work out.. I was only confused between hot and cold water.. thanks once again.. it was really helpful..

    cheers!

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    alternate both

    never take a shower in the gym itself (no old man balls)

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    Long hot showers aren't good for your skin They do feel really good though!
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    Originally Posted by Jaberwaki View Post
    I read an artical a few weeks back that said that heat soaking is actually much better for you then ice packing, blood flows to the warmth and speeds the healing process.
    Up till you start cooking yourself, I would think the hotter the better...

    it's true but for different reasons. if you are going to be taking time off (a couple days) in between working that body part, a hot soak is highly beneficial. however if you are undergoing high intensity training, are worried about ligaments/tendons, and are training frequently, ice is preferrable. you should be stretching out after all your training sessions anyway, and using heat can increase the length of the stretch. yet if you are looking for optimal recovery, ICE. Ice will help you recover, especially if you are doing high intensity and volume training with frequency. Most athletes get stim (electrical stimulation) immediately after practices and ice at the same time. It causes blow to flow and yet keeps a lot of the wbcs from the spot worked out while cleaning out the rest of your lactic acid etc. when i was training 42+ hours/week I was fine for the first 2 weeks. By the 3rd week of training like that I was beggining to break down. I noticed get heat before practice and ice/stim at the end helped greatly.
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    Taking showers during your training season makes you weak in the legs.

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    Cavemen didn't shower. You shouldn't either.


    I imagine that they did fap, though.


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