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Epson Salt Baths?


#1

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!
B


#2

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.