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Cool It, Dude!

I only recently heard about this…

http://www.stanfordalumni.org/news/magazine/2005/julaug/features/cool.html

I’ve started taking frozen bottles of water to the gym with me and holding them when I’m not lifting. It’s definitely a low tech approach but I it’s working for me. Give it a shot and see what happens!

“Cooling mimics steroids in the way it allows an athlete to recover from intense exertion quickly. But cooling doesn?t result in shriveled gonads or ?roid rage.”

HAHAHAHAHA

Man, I have a rock I can sell you that keeps tigers away.

[quote]sugarfree wrote:
Man, I have a rock I can sell you that keeps tigers away. [/quote]

sad thing is you could probably sell it on ebay to some idiot for $20.

AHahah, i can sell you even a better product for $12. A bucket of ice water. according to this study, it should be similar lol.

[quote]biglift88 wrote:
sugarfree wrote:
Man, I have a rock I can sell you that keeps tigers away.

sad thing is you could probably sell it on ebay to some idiot for $20.
[/quote]

He’ll need a hyperbole soaked ad campaign and several ‘scientific’ studies to reference.

This explains why the universal soldiers had to be cooled every few hours. I will definitely try the frozen water bottle tomorrow.

[quote]sugarfree wrote:
“Cooling mimics steroids in the way it allows an athlete to recover from intense exertion quickly. But cooling doesn?t result in shriveled gonads or ?roid rage.”

HAHAHAHAHA

Man, I have a rock I can sell you that keeps tigers away. [/quote]

That rock scares me!

[quote]sugarfree wrote:
“Cooling mimics steroids in the way it allows an athlete to recover from intense exertion quickly. But cooling doesn?t result in shriveled gonads or ?roid rage.”

HAHAHAHAHA

Man, I have a rock I can sell you that keeps tigers away. [/quote]

Sugarfree, I want to buy your rock.

Did you happen to notice the plates on the bar for squatting?

They look like wood to me…

I’m glad the typically open minds of T-Nation readers are so willing to accept new and foreign ideas.

I think it’s interesting. I’ll try the iced water bottle soon.

Im going to try this tommorow. Its leg day. If i see feel anything different, ill let you all know tommorow.

[quote]IronRaider wrote:
Did you happen to notice the plates on the bar for squatting?

They look like wood to me…[/quote]

They are bumper plates.

Many runners take ice baths after running as they claim that it helps recovery.

[quote]UtahLama wrote:
IronRaider wrote:
Did you happen to notice the plates on the bar for squatting?

They look like wood to me…

They are bumper plates.[/quote]

Look pretty damn thick for bumpers…oh well…

Ice baths reduce inflammation and help rid your muscles of lactic acid.

If anyone is subscribed to wired the latest issue has an article about a military device based on the same principles. It’s pretty cool stuff. You can read it online at wired.com/wired/archive/15.03/bemore.html

This is a pretty old device, but it looks like it would be easy to recreate at home for the same effect.

Now I have a weekend project. That one costs $4k, how many people will pay $200 for one?

[quote]Ghost22 wrote:
I’m glad the typically open minds of T-Nation readers are so willing to accept new and foreign ideas.

I think it’s interesting. I’ll try the iced water bottle soon.[/quote]

Did you read the article? They say cooling your hand is as good as steroids but won’t cause roid rage. I’m sorry, I’ll keep an open mind, but when I read BS, I say it’s BS.

Here, I’ll copy and paste it again for you. “cooling does mimic steroids in the way it allows an athlete to recover from intense exertion quickly, allowing someone to do more work in a shorter period of time. But cooling doesn’t result in shriveled gonads or 'roid rage”

Maybe I’ll just put a bathtub in the garage and fill it with icewater and hop in it between sets.

[quote]DPHH wrote:
If anyone is subscribed to wired the latest issue has an article about a military device based on the same principles. It’s pretty cool stuff. You can read it online at wired.com/wired/archive/15.03/bemore.html[/quote]

I read that article. If it can do what the articles hypes it to being able to do, it should be pretty sick.

The idea makes sense, since you fatiuge faster in hot weather.

Should be interesting.