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Why do Athletes use Ice Baths for Recovery?

Updated: Nov 14, 2023

When searching for ways to either increase your performance or recover from injuries as an athlete, Ice Baths are often part of your post work out regime. So why do athletes use ice baths for recovery?

We will discuss how our COLDTUB™‘s can lead to quicker recovery from injuries, how often you should dip, and how they can enhance your athletic performance.

How do they benefit injuries?

One of the major health benefits of staying in an ice bath for the recommended amount of time is its benefit to injuries. Cold therapy helps to reduce inflammation and increase blood flow. This is not only soothing for sore muscles and injuries but helps you sleep better aiding in quicker recovery time.

Even if you’re not an extreme athlete and you just enjoy fitness, there is a COLDTUB™ model available for you! The Icekube Kart, Icepod Bathtub Retrofit, Icepod, and The Icepod Plus are all made to fit one person. Not only can you enjoy these models from the comfort of your home, but they are easy to install!

How can they enhance performance?

Not only does taking a cold plunge aid in active recovery, it can enhance your performance by increasing your stamina and resistance to stress. Many athletes enjoy taking an icy dip with their teammates to increase camaraderie.

Having an ice bath available for your athletic team after a long day of training is a must for those late nights. Our largest model, the Iceberg seats up to 20 people, so you’ll never need to worry about fitting the whole team.

How often should you dip?

Now you might be wondering how often you should take a cold plunge in order to reap the benefits.

Many athletes take an ice plunge once or twice a day. It is best to take a dip in your ice plunge tub immediately after a workout to get the best results. However, how many times you do this per week will ultimately depend on your training schedule and personal preference.

You might also want to use cold water therapy for anxiety or a quick adrenaline rush in the morning, and you’ll find you look forward to using our tub once a day.

If you would like to know more about how you should and shouldn’t use an ice bath, please see our blog “6 Ice Bath Dos and Don’ts

The end game

The end game? A COLDTUB™ helps to reduce inflammation helping reduce recovery time associated with injuries. Taking an icy dip can enhance your performance, and how many times you submerge yourself is ultimately up to you.

Now that you understand why athletes use cold therapy to aid in their athletic performance, how often you should dip, and how they can benefit injuries, we hope you are ready to take the plunge if you haven’t already. It’s a game changer!

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