Is it good to take a bath after a workout?

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    Nov 21, 2007 4:01 AM GMT
    Is it good to take a bath after a workout?

    does it have negative effects on your body?

    If so, How long can u wait to take a bath after working out?

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    Nov 21, 2007 11:44 AM GMT
    Please bath. It is good hygiene.

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    Nov 22, 2007 4:15 PM GMT
    Yes, I'm taking a bath everyday...

    but my question is,

    is it bad to take a bath after a workout?

    You know, your sweating and all of a sudden ur gonna rush into the shower?

    I think it could be damaging,,, that's what I think...

    Thanks for the comment thou, Ur the only one who seem to mind posing one but you didn't answer my question and thinking I'm not bathing... lolz...
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    Nov 22, 2007 11:48 PM GMT
    I can't possibly think there would be any negative effects...

    If anything I would think that it could help reduce soreness, because you're moving heat onto the muscles.

    And who wants to be stinky for the rest of the day anyway?
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    Nov 25, 2007 8:29 PM GMT
    I wait until the perspiration stops completely (if I'm in a hot or humid place) before I shower/bathe.

    In the winter I bathe straight away.

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    Nov 26, 2007 2:11 AM GMT
    Don't take a bath right away, let that sweat soak into your dead skin's cells. It dries the stuff and makes it easier for the wind to carry it off. MMMMM, but i do recommend a hot bath with epson salt in it a little after workouts. Otherwise a cold shower always leaves me feeling like I've been dipped in fine wine for the remainder of the evening. It closes your pores you see.
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    Dec 09, 2007 7:12 PM GMT
    Either bathe or shower, both will make you feel better after a hard work out and you'll smell nice too icon_biggrin.gif

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    Dec 09, 2007 7:31 PM GMT
    depends.. are you talking about at your place or at a gym? After a good workout I usually take a really quick shower, then soak in the spa for about 20 minutes.
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    Dec 09, 2007 7:37 PM GMT
    Workout.
    Go home. Grab boyfriend/partner.
    Have REALLY good sex.
    Shower together.
    Rinse.
    Repeat.
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    Dec 09, 2007 7:42 PM GMT
    i work out then head for the dry sauna... then a nice shower. Never use hot water but rather warm. Its better for your skin and keeps the pours open so you get all the dirt out. I love men's health mag.
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    Dec 09, 2007 7:52 PM GMT
    I'm with Joey on that one. except I don't have the bf!
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    Dec 09, 2007 8:27 PM GMT
    From a Mens Health article last month: "Net gains: five ways to recover from your toughest workout:"

    "...GET WET When you're showering after a workout, make the water as cold as you can withstand, and let it beat on the muscles you trained for one minute. Then immediately turn the water to as hot as you can withstand for another minute. Repeat the process a few rimes. The contrasting temperatures flush more blood into your muscles, providing essential nutrients that speed healing...."

    I was told this by a college sports trainer many years ago, but I use about 2 minutes per before changing temp.

    Seems to work OK for me.
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    Dec 09, 2007 9:09 PM GMT
    IT - I don't subscribe to that one at all.

    It's just Calvinist nonsense - "if it feels bad, it must be good for you".

    Take a nice warm shower, get clean. Dry off. That's it.
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    Dec 09, 2007 9:21 PM GMT
    I thought I had heard something similar about cooling your muscles too quickly after working out. icon_confused.gif I dunno. The changing temperature thing makes sense though, except I HATE cold showers, doesn't feel too good down there icon_neutral.gif