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Epson Salt Baths?

I was reading CT’s recovery article, and he had motioned that Epson salt baths are great for recovery purposes. He mentioned in the article to use 400g of this stuff in a tub 3 times weekly. Can I just throw the 400g in the tub and mix it, or can I let it soak into my skin before? I assume to take these after weight training days? What is the best way?

Thank you!

Just run the bath water and put the salts in while it’s running, so they dissolve. Lie in it for a good 15 or 20 minutes and keep the water as hot as you can stand. Finishing with a very short, very cold shower will also make your circulation skyrocket - very good for recovery.