Recovery Techniques

There are many recovery techniques, from sleep to massage, stretching to foam rolling. Each has its advantages and disadvantages, and each has varying degrees of support from scientific research.

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Melanie McQuaid wins the 2014 Boise IronMan 70.3.

How Much Recovery Is Enough?

World champion athlete and coach Melanie McQuaid details the numerous factors that impact how much recovery an athlete needs after long endurance events.
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Recovery Pathway

It’s often undervalued, and sometimes altogether ignored; but it shouldn’t be. Recovery from workouts is as important to the training process as the workouts themselves. With the help of Dr. Stephen Seiler, Dr. Shona Halson, Dr. Andy Pruitt, and many others, we examine this critical but often neglected component of exercise physiology.
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Recovery 101

Coach Trevor Connor explains the complex immune system response that leads to recovery, and why it happens in the first place.
The Athlete's Guide to Foam Rolling

The Athlete’s Guide to Foam Rolling

Strength and conditioning expert Menachem Brodie explains why and how you should use foam rolling to improve recovery.
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The Truth About Massage

Long-held beliefs about the benefits of massage are not backed by science. But that doesn’t mean you should stop seeing your favorite therapist. We explain.
Daniel Holloway and Garry Beckett Recovery

The Most Effective Recovery Strategies

We are framing the discussion on endurance training recovery around Paul Chek's Six Foundational principles: sleeping, breathing, eating, thinking, drinking, and moving.
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Enhancing Your Recovery with NormaTec

Recovering from a big ride can be helped by NormaTec, a medical device company, that crafts inflatable compression wear for athletes. Research has shown this type of recovery enhancement can have significant impacts on a host of factors, both molecular and circulatory.