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There are many different ways people like to recover after a workout or competition. During the summer Olympics, rows upon rows of 100 gallon tubs could be seen, filled with gallons of ice water waiting for the elite to take the plunge after their events. More recently, ice baths have been a popular way to treat sore muscles following a vigorous exercise regimen. Delayed onset muscle soreness, or DOMS, usually occurs 24-48 hours after a workout, and ice baths are thought to be an effective method of warding off unwanted soreness as a post work out recovery method.