The Athlete's Guide to Recovery
It is during rest that athletes become faster at their sports. During the crucial recovery period after a workout, the body repairs damage and adapts to become stronger than before. Overtired athletes gain little from workouts, risking injury, overtraining, and burn out. The Athlete’s Guide to RecoveryMore »
It is during rest that athletes become faster at their sports. During the crucial recovery period after a workout, the body repairs damage and adapts to become stronger than before. Overtired athletes gain little from workouts, risking injury, overtraining, and burn out. The Athlete’s Guide to Recovery is the first comprehensive exploration of the art and science of athletic rest. Certified cycling, triathlon, and running coach and yoga instructor Sage Rountree guides athletes to full recovery and improved performance. Her book explains how much rest athletes need, how to measure fatigue, and how to make the best use of recovery tools. Drawing on her own experience and extensive interviews with coaches, trainers, and elite athletes, Rountree details daily recovery practices, demystifying common aids like compression apparel, supplements, and ice baths as well as more exotic technologies. Athletes will discover which methods work and how and when they are most effective. Rountree offers recovery plans for a variety of events, from short distance bike races to ultramarathons, to athletes can rest assured that they are ready for the next phase of training and racing. The Athlete’s Guide to Recovery is an invaluable resource that enables athletes to maintain the perfect balance between hard training and rest so that they can feel great and compete at their highest capability.« Less
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