Beyond the Trend: Why You Should be Incorporating Cold Plunge Into Your Routine
The cold water stimulus causes vasoconstriction of the blood vessels, impacting your blood flow and blood pressure, and triggering the release of neurotransmitters, like epinephrine and norepinephrine. There’s more to cold plunging than just post-workout recovery. A few additional evidence-backed cold plunge benefits include an endorphin boost that lasts for hours post-plunge, decreased inflammation, and medication-free pain management:
What about Cold Plunging After Workouts?
A Relative to resistance training workouts, evidence suggests that cold plunging would best fit after the anabolic window – so ~4-6 hours post-workout, or even the next day – so as not to disrupt with hypertrophy-related adaptations.