VO2 Max Podcast

Episode 26: Can Cold-Water Immersion Enhance Endurance Training Adaptations?

December 15, 2021 Ryan Eckert, MS, CSCS
VO2 Max Podcast
Episode 26: Can Cold-Water Immersion Enhance Endurance Training Adaptations?
Show Notes

In this episode, I discuss the evidence surrounding cold-water immersion and its potential to enhance the long-term, adaptive response to endurance training as well as long-term endurance performance outcomes.

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