Updated 08 April 2015

Cool off to stay fresh

While a hot bath might seem more soothing after hectic exercise, you should be reaching for the cold tap. An icy cold bath does wonders for preventing stiffness the following day, perfect if you've left training a little late and are trying to sneak in as many sessions as possible



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