31 Easy Tips to Sporting Excellence: #13 Take a Bath

The “31 Easy Tips to Sporting Excellence” is a series of easy-to-implement tips that provide avenues to improve your performance. Be it recovery, technique or trying something new in training, the tips are relatively straightforward and yield larger gains than simply doubling your efforts in practice.

Tip #12 is Take a Bath. All you need is a tub, some water and half an hour to reap the recovery benefits of bath time.

Benefits of bath time for recovery for athletes triathletes ironman

You can take a nice warm bath after working out or at the end of a long week. Or if you’re brave and/or feeling particularly sore, take an ice bath. Ease into that with cold showers perhaps.

Add bath salts for some benefits (maybe) or just make it a bubble bath for relaxation.

Benefits include mental relaxation, release muscle tension, sweat out toxins, de-stress, recovery post-exercise, switch off from your family the world briefly, etc, etc.

How to do it:

  1. Fill tub
  2. Get in
  3. Tune out.

Previous tips in the 31 Easy Tips series include:

#1: Drink Water First Thing in the Morning
#2: Write Down Your Goals (Now!)
#3: Ask an Expert
#4: Start Stretching
#5: Track your progress towards your Goals
#6: Take a Cold Shower
#7: Incorporate Drills into your Workouts
#8: Superfoods for Superperformance
#9: Get Some Rest
#10: Cross train
#11: Reward Yourself
#12: Don’t Breathe in the Pool

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