For sure. I’m not seeing as much data on Hot Water Immersion as the other protocols, but even if gets you 80-90% of the benefits as the rest it still holds true that the most beneficial plan is one you can consistently stick with. I’m definitely looking to do it this year. Last year for my first 70.3 I did some heat acclimation with 2 weeks of low intensity workouts, but forced my body temperature (oral) >101F. It. Was. Miserable. But, subjectively, I feel like it had a substantial impact. The race was in the 80s and I felt amazing on the run.
@chad @nate I wanted to tag you, just for the off-chance you hadn’t seen the above review.
I’m considering doing this in the near future even though my A race isn’t until June with the thought that if I can get the boost now, I should be able to train harder and see further gains. After-all, it could be called legal doping… I need to revisit, but I found a study that stated in conditioned athletes, they may maintain their heat acclimation with just 1 session every 10 days. Any thoughts on this plan?