There is a reason you reach for an ice bag when a client has a strain or a sprain. RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation) has been considered a tried-and-true treatment for sports injuries for decades. That’s why UFC fighter Miesha Tate was surprised when her trainer told her he didn’t believe in icing anymore.
While doing some Google research on the topic, Tate came across Gary Reinl, the self-proclaimed anti-ice man and author of the new book ICED: The Illusionary Treatment Option. Tate decided to interview Reinl for her podcast, the Miesha Tate Show.
In their compelling conversation Reinl candidly and convincingly argues his case for not icing injuries, while sharing interesting history of icing and explaining of the origins of the world-famous RICE protocol.
Reinl has spent nearly forty years in the sports-medicine/rehab field, with diverse experiences ranging from training professional athletes to pioneering the field of strength-building for pregnant women to developing rehabilitation programs for injured workers. Additionally, his groundbreaking senior strength-building protocol has been implemented in more than 1,000 senior living facilities.
Reinl authored two previous books: Making Mama Fit [Leisure Press, 1983] and the 2007 “fat loss” book Get Stronger, Feel Younger [Rodale Press].
Listen to Reinl’s complete conversation with Miesha Tate on The Miesha Tate Show here.