Legon Cities FC players undergo ice bathing in a dust bin

Legon Cities Players Icebath

There are viral photos on social media that sees some players of Legon Cities FC undergoing ice bathing in dustbins.

This has sparked outrage on social media with netizens asking why on earth would players be allowed to ice bath in a container which is meant for waste.

Sharing the photos on Facebook, Legon Cities official Facebook page wrote: “Another intense session at the Training camp…The players had an interesting experience with the ice bath.”

See another photo below:

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Well from our findings, there is absolutely nothing wrong with players ice bathing in dustbins as a top team like Arsenal even has their players bathing in them.

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About Ice bath

In sports therapy, an ice bath, or sometimes cold-water immersion or cold therapy, is a training regimen usually following a period of intense exercise in which a substantial part of a human body is immersed in a bath of ice or ice-water for a limited duration.

While it is becoming increasingly popular and accepted among athletes in a variety of sports, the method is controversial, with a risk of hypothermia, with the possibility of shock leading to sudden death.

After a workout, the body of athletes needs to “repair” itself to prepare for the next training session. It does so with the help of blood vessels that bring oxygen to your muscle tissue while removing waste products of exercise — the most common being lactic acid.

Too much lactic acid build-up can cause muscles to function poorly and will often lead to fatigue. An ice bath will immediately reduce swelling while flushing lactic acid out of the body.

When players sit in an ice bath — or when they rub a cup of ice on the muscles after they just trained — the cold causes the blood vessels to tighten. This helps drain the lactic acid out of their tired muscles. When they get out of the bath, their muscle tissue warms back up, causing a return of oxygenated blood to help their muscles recover.

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