What treatment do you administer when you strain something?
Do you think that a 'strain', and exercise induced fatigue should be treated the same way?
I first started looking at the effectiveness of recovery treatments after reading "The First 20 Minutes" by Gretchen Reynolds. Its rather enlightening and was where I first saw the study that I linked to earlier in this thread. Since then, I've seen many studies into the effectiveness of ice baths and none of them offer any conclusive proof that they work. I'd recommend the book to anyone open minded enough to accept that some of the accepted 'norms' of exercise and recovery might not be so clear cut or stand up to proper scrutiny.
I ran the Bournemouth marathon on Sunday and felt no need to jump into a bath of ice afterwards. I'm walking fine today.
I've offered my stance and linked to evidence... You got anything?