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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Coach and athlete on a training ride.

6 // Managing Athlete Performance

As a coach, helping your athletes achieve their performance potential is an important task, but it's rarely an easy one. In Module 6 of The Craft of Coaching, Joe Friel, together with several top coaches, share their experience on every aspect of this journey to peak performance.

Coach Connor’s Method to Training Recovery

Recovery is at the heart of training adaptation. Without rest the body can’t rebuild and get stronger. This is why recovery is fundamental to how I coach and a focal point for my athletes.
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.
Recovery

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.
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.