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Old 06-09-2009, 08:13 PM
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It takes me a long time to cool down after aerobic exercise, no matter what kind of shower I take. So I just wait 20 minutes or so until I stop sweating before I shower (I can't really work out at lunchtime). I suspect that the muscles continue to generate excess heat even after the exercise is done and so even if you could cool your surface down instantaneously, the furnace will still be stoked for a while.

But heat loss is fastest with cold water. There's no real logic to using hot water to cool off faster (unless you are making ice cubes )