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Which is better after a hard workout for your muscles --- cold or warm shower ?

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Dr. Randy Baker
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In brief: First warm then cold

There is no firm consensus about this, but i believe the best course is to start with a moderately warm (but not hot shower) to relax and help wash away your sweat, followed by a cold shower which improves circulation and reduces inflammation.
See http://health.Howstuffworks.Com/wellness/men/hygiene/should-man-take-cold-shower-after-workout.Htm for a good discussion.

In brief: First warm then cold

There is no firm consensus about this, but i believe the best course is to start with a moderately warm (but not hot shower) to relax and help wash away your sweat, followed by a cold shower which improves circulation and reduces inflammation.
See http://health.Howstuffworks.Com/wellness/men/hygiene/should-man-take-cold-shower-after-workout.Htm for a good discussion.
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