Amar’e Stoudemire has innovative workout recovery routine

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — In almost every NBA locker room after every game, the media enters the room to find the players sitting with their feet buried in buckets of ice water. They do this as an anti-inflammatory, to help reduce stress and swelling immediately after the rigors of an NBA game.

Ice water, I’ve seen a number of times. But yesterday on Instagram, Amar’e Stoudemire posted a photo of himself utilizing a recovery method that I’ve never seen. Below is a picture of Amar’e soaking in a tub filled with…red wine? As Amar’e said in the comment, “Recovery Day! Red Wine Bath!!”

Recovery Day! Red Wine Bath !! #Kinging #Blessed #Hebrews Getting ready for the eighth day feast.

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Just because I’ve never heard of it doesn’t mean it’s not real. After doing some extensive research on the topic — a.k.a. one Google search — I learned that this is called “vinotherapy,” and it “can boost circulation, shift cellulite and make you feel invigorated thanks to grapeseed oil — its key ingredient. This is because, they say, polyphenols extracted from grape seeds are a powerful antioxidant – our body’s defenses against highly-reactive molecules that can lead to premature aging.”

You learn something new every day. And here all this time I thought water worked pretty well.

4 Comments

  1. wow says:

    Such a waste of wine

  2. "Smart" NBA fan says:

    Even if he used the cheapest grapdes possible it would still work. grapes have an ingredient that is similar to the fountain of youth. pomegranates are also great for you and blueberries. next bath he should try all 3? lol being serious too it may work for him. you saw Kobe go to Germany for a special knee injection of blood caplets. it helped him heal up at over 35. it could actually work for Amare.i wish him luck and everyone else who is injured rest and eat good food and well see you on the court brotha!

  3. we the north says:

    amare 4 prez!!!