Cold plunging is becoming a household activity. The rise in popularity of the practice is likely due to famous influencers like Joe Rogan going on tangents about how beneficial the practice has been to their mental and physical health, but when is the best time to cold plunge?
In this article, we look at the best time to cold plunge!
When to Cold Plunge
You should cold plunge either first thing in the morning, right after a hard workout, or in the middle of the afternoon. The one time you want to avoid cold plunging is at night, you may have trouble falling asleep since you will be shocking your system.
Cold Plunge in the Morning
Cold plunging first thing in the morning is a great way to start the day. The cold plunge experience is challenging so overcoming that challenge first thing in the morning is a great way to start the day.
If you are looking for a quick jolt for your system (mind and body) cold plunging in the morning will be best for you.
Sometimes we just need a mid-afternoon pick-me-up. Our usual go-to is coffee… but it doesn’t have to be!
Cold plunging is a great way to shock the system and give your body the extra boost that it needs to get through the rest of the day. Something to also keep in mind is that for those that enjoy working out or training at night (like us), this would be a good time to get some active recovery time.
In an ideal world, you should be cold plunging after exercising. It is a great way to wind down and allow your body to actively recover after putting it through a workout. Sometimes, after we are done training all we want to do is go to bed (after showering of course) because we are just exhausted. If you fall into this camp, it is okay to put off your plunge to the following day!
Cold Plunge Morning or Night?
You should cold plunge in the morning. Most people are starting their days when the sun is rising (not people who work night shifts) so we will assume you do as well. Why would you want to be wired before bedtime? It doesn’t make any sense so just avoid doing the practice at night!