It’s not unusual to hear me from the hallway squealing in the shower after a hard workout. Not just once, but multiple times. It’s something I do out of a desire to reduce delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) and recover faster so I can go as hard as I can on my next workout. After reading this article, maybe you’ll start squealing in the shower too.
Thankfully it’s not necessary every day as it’s most effective right after a strenuous strength session, so your masochistic efforts to have more awesome workouts will only come around a few times each week. I’m talking about Contrast Water Therapy, or its more common name: Contrast Showers. When done right, they’ll reduce DOMS and not only make your rest days more restful, but enable you to go harder your next work day.