Ice baths can reduce Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (aka the morning-after ouchies) and nix inflammation post-workout. No access to a physical therapist’s ice bath? Make your own at home with a (clean) garbage bin and plenty of H20 and cold water. Chattering teeth optional.

R and R:

Slow down, crazy child. Rest days are essential to getting stronger and building muscle.

Hot ‘n’ Cold:

What’s best for tired, sore muscles — heat or ice?