“…..compare 14° C (cold water immersion 14° C) and 5° C (cold water immersion 5° C) cold water immersion after intermittent running. On 3 occasions, 9 male team-sport players undertook 12 minutes of cold water immersion 14° C, cold water immersion 5° C, or nonimmersed seated recovery after 45 minutes of intermittent running exercise.”
“Maximal cycling performance and markers of recovery were measured before and in the 0-72 hours after exercise.”
“Cold water immersion is not recommended for acute recovery based on these data. Athletes and coaches should use the time currently allocated to cold water immersion for more effective and alternative recovery modalities.”
D. Anderson, et al
Effect of cold (14° C) vs. ice (5° C) water immersion on recovery from intermittent running exercise.
Journal Of Strength & Conditioning Research – Volume 32 #3 – March 2018 – page 764