Is R.I.C.E bad for you?

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For anyone that has come from an athletic background, or at least half a brain knows or can figure out what R.I.C.E stands for. Well, recently on the MOBILITYWOD.COM Kelly Starret put up a very interesting and very controversial video debating whether or not we have been doing it all wrong. This is pretty revolutionary stuff and to be honest, above my brain capacity to have a very strong opinion for or against this. I do know pretty well how the body works (played a lot of OPERATION as a kid….so what I didn’t have a lot of friends). I also know that Starret is the GURU when it comes to how the body moves so all I’m saying there is a reason why he has this 30min. video up on his blog. EVERYBODY NEEDS TO WATCH THIS. Take the time and do yourself a favor.  I am not taking sides whether this is right or wrong it just offers some insight to one side of the story. comment to the blog about this video. I would like to know your thoughts/reactions/objections/support for this blog. Enjoy

K-STAR VIDEO

WOD 16AUG12:

A)Turkish Get Up

5-5-5-5

work up to heavy as possible

*complete 3 max height box jumps between each set*

B) 1 min ME hand release pushups

*1 min rest*

8 min AMRAP:

16 KB Snatches 26/53 (8R/8L)

12 KB Thrusters 26/53 (6R/6L)

8 Burpee Box Jumps 24/20

*1 min rest*

1 min ME hand release pushups

4 comments on “Is R.I.C.E bad for you?

  1. In one of my classes at CSULB, we address this topic. I have read some of the research it is is pretty interesting! Working at a PT clinic we use muscle stimulators and ice. The company that supplies us the muscle stim machine suggest we DO NOT use ice with there machine.

    I think ICE is good for pain control, especially for people with low tolerance of pain. Also when dealing with patients that have stubborn attitudes (often they dictate the treatment plan, even though they come to us), ICE can be good to use to help them feel like there are doing “something”. 10mins or 15 mins of ice 3x week will not kill them, and probably make the other parts of therapy better.

    Over all everyone should watch this video! If you are a student use your libraries resources and look for the research the mention in the video. Good reading!

  2. In 2010, a study was published that found that some inflammation is needed for tissue healing. Professor Lan Zhou lead a team at the Neuroinflammation Research Center at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, found that inflamed cells produce IGF-1, (insulin-like growth factor-1), a hormone which increases the rate of muscle regeneration and helps heal damaged tissues.
    The study has started discussion in the medical community about the benefits and limitations of managing inflammation as a method of encouraging healing. Gerald Weissmann, the editor of the journal that published the study was quoted in the Telegraph saying “For wounds to heal we need controlled inflammation, not too much, and not too little. It’s been known for a long time that excess anti-inflammatory medication, such as cortisone, slows wound healing. This study goes a long way to telling us why – insulin-like growth factor and other materials released by inflammatory cells helps wound to heal.”

    At present, the PRICE treatment approach is still being recommended by most experts, although many are waiting for further research to help sort out the controversy.

  3. Very interesting, and in my experience spot on. I’m not claiming to know, at least not for anyone but myself. I have been troubled with headaches, cancer, and most recently back injury from a rear end car accident. I have seen a Chinese lady who practices acupressure, which has helped in all cases. One thing she always told me was cold is bad. No ice water, no cold drinks. Instantly, your energy will decrease. I don’t always listen… Back to the point, the inflammation is your body rushing vital resources to the injured area, and if you disrupt this, the healing effects decrease. Even pain serves a purpose other than just letting your conscious mind identify injury. She told me to focus on the pain, and your body will send more energy to heal the area. If you take pain meds, you disrupt the body’s communication that tells it where to send resources. Dose low if you must take them. Let your body do its job and heal what it can. Sometimes surgery can’t be avoided, or radiation / chemo therapy etc., and she even admits that. Rest when you are tired, listen to your body. Elevate only if you are bleeding. I don’t have much on compression. And, save the ice for my crown and seven.

  4. Great blog here! Also your website loads up very fast! What web host are you using? Can I get your affiliate link to your host? I wish my website loaded up as fast as yours lol

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