Recovery

It’s often overlooked, and sometimes altogether forgotten. But it never should be. Recovery is just as important to strong performances as your daily workouts and weekly riding volume. That’s because recovery is when adaptation happens. Learn how to master this critical and often overlooked side of the training balance equation.

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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.
Perform, Eat, Recover, Sleep, Repeat

How to Maximize Recovery During Multi-Day Events

Stage races and other multi-day events offer special challenges, particularly when it comes to recovery. We explore three of the key elements to maintaining good performances day after day.
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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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The Key to Recovery? Take Care of Your Brain

Many tools and techniques promise recovery benefits. But the science suggests that the fundamentals—sleep and nutrition to fuel the brain—may be the best place to invest.
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Forget Marginal Gains and Focus on the Fundamentals

In an age when athletes often focus on the specifics, we address the importance of focusing on the fundamentals: training, recovery, and functioning gear—the things that will bring you the greatest return for your investment of time, sweat, and energy.
Relaxing during the offseason

The Benefits of Taking an Offseason

Many athletes worry that they will lose fitness, or detrain, if they skip too many days of training. While detraining does occur over time, there are also many benefits to taking a break.