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Recovery is your secret to becoming a faster, healthier competitor.
Hit a wall in your training? Maybe you aren't giving the gains enough time to take hold. Hard workouts tear down the body, but rest allows the body to repair itself and come back stronger than before.
The Athlete's Guide to Recoveryis the first comprehensive, practical exploration of the art and science of athletic rest. Certified cycling, triathlon, and running coach Sage Rountree guides you to full recovery and improved performance, exploring how much rest athletes need, how to measure fatigue, and how to make the best use of recovery tools.
Drawing on her own experience along with interviews with coaches, trainers, and elite athletes, Rountree details daily recovery techniques and demystifies common aids such as ice baths, compression apparel, and supplements. She explains in detail how to employ restorative practices, including massage, meditation, and yoga. You will learn which methods work best and how and when they are most effective. Recovery is critical to performance gains.The Athlete's Guide to Recoveryoffers recovery plans that target various training and race distances in events ranging from short-distance bike races to ultramarathons as well as examining recovery between seasons.
This invaluable resource will enable you to maintain that hard-to-find balance between rigorous training and rest so that you can feel great and compete at your highest level.
Sage Rountreeis an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher and holds coaching certifications from USA Triathlon and the Road Runners Club of America. Her popular yoga classes for athletes draw students ranging from Ironman® triathletes and Olympians to everyday cyclists, runners, and walkers as well as team-sports athletes. She is a frequent contributor toRunner's World,Yoga Journal,USA Triathlon Life, andEndurancemagazines and is the author ofThe Athlete's Guide to YogaandThe Athlete's Pocket Guide to Yoga.
Rountree Sage surely does a superb job at addressing the importance of rest, recovery and restoration of both the mind and body through his engaging explanation of the typical... Read morePublished 4 months ago by MC
meh - didn't tell me anything I didn't already know. Most helpful part was the chart that estimates recovery in the back.Published 6 months ago by mjax
Yeah, so nothing you won't get from a Google search and personal experience. Pretty much someone's thoughts on paper....Published 7 months ago by On The Road
Bought this for a friend. Was immediately jealous, so I got one for myself. This is a great book, and arrived in a great condition!
sent it to my son in San Diego who runs ultra marathons. He was very glad to get it. Thank you!Published 9 months ago by mary
Being new to this training thing I need all the info I can get. This book supplied a filled a lot of the holes in my planning.Published 16 months ago by Phil
I make all my type A athletes read and reread this book! For myself it changed my game and made racing and training more enjoyablePublished 18 months ago by Amazon Customer