Singer Nicole Scherzinger is well-known for her challenging training videos, which she frequently posts at the start of the week to inspire her countless Instagram followers.
To assist ease her aching muscles, the “The Masked Singer” judge shared a video and a few pictures of herself enjoying an ice bath on Monday, November 14.
The 44-year-old singer made care to capture herself in the ice bath from every aspect in a fourteen-second clip that she uploaded to her Instagram account on Monday. She is dressed in a tan swimsuit with an oval-shaped cutout in the center that wraps around her shoulders.
Her sun-kissed tan stands out in the cool water as she lies in the tub with her chin tilted up towards the sun, hiding her eyes between a pair of angular sunglasses. In the caption, Nicole wrote, “Monday Mood. Ice bath at 37 degrees Fahrenheit for 6 minutes 👊🏾 No pain. No gain.” She also included the hashtags #focused and #mondaymotivation.
Irish TV host Darren Kennedy called her a “Champ” while author Elias Michael commented, “Let’s go.” Plenty more fans showered the post with love, with one fan writing, “Killing that ice bath! 🙌🏼💪🏼.” Another follower joked, “Needed a cold plunge myself after seeing that. 🔥🙌 Such an amazing looking woman” while a third fan called her their “100% dream woman.”
“I am not getting it. What’s the difference between this and taking cold showers? It’s not like the cold water is any different…cold water like cold water… what am I missing here??” another user asked and they weren’t alone. Plenty of followers were confused as to why she was taking an ice bath and the benefits that could be gained from it.
What Are The Advantages Of Taking An Ice Bath?
Cryotherapy, also known as cold water immersion, is the fancy word for an ice bath, according to Healthline (CWI). After a vigorous workout, the procedure entails spending 10 to 15 minutes in extremely cold water, often between 50 and 59 degrees Fahrenheit.
After a strenuous workout or competition, the ice bath’s goal is to aid in easing muscle discomfort and soreness. There are five key advantages to taking an ice bath, says Dr. A. Brion Gardner, an orthopedic physician of The Centers for Advanced Orthopaedic.
The first advantage is that they can “relieve” sore muscles and improve their condition following a demanding training session. Ice baths are also thought to aid in enhancing response speed, leading to future performance that is better. According to reports, ice baths promote sleep, which speeds up recovery.
According to Dr. Thanu Jey, director of the Yorkville Sports Medicine Clinic, ice baths help reduce the inflammatory response by lowering the temperature of the muscles after exercise. Gardner supports this claim. In other words, muscles will heal more quickly the less inflammation there is in the body.
An ice bath before a long race in conditions where there is an increase in temperature or humidity can lower core body temperature by a few degrees, which can improve performance, Gardner pointed out. It can also lessen the stress on the body caused by hot and humid environments.