recovery

Cryotherapy and recovery

Cryotherapy and recovery

Cryotherapy has gained momentum over the past 10-15 years as a recovery strategy in elite athletes. It purports to minimize muscle damage following exercise, reduce symptoms of DOMS and speed up the healing process. So how effective is the method? In a study by Sellwood et al. (2007), 40 males were randomized into 3 *(…)

Overtraining: a case study

Overtraining: a case study

Overtraining can occur following years of overloading without adequate recovery. Elite level runners and cyclists follow training regimes which are highly demanding but absolutely necessary to significantly improve performance. For example, there is very little longitudinal data to show improvements in running economy. Studies by Paavolainen et al. (1999) and Millet et al. (2002) where(…)

Soft Tissue Recovery 101

Soft Tissue Recovery 101

I still know too many people who don’t give recovery its proper place in training. Its how often you can train that will help determine the total training effect, so if a little recovery allows you train harder AND more often- then isn’t worth it? What’s easy- foam rolling. Go to your local fitness store- buy a foam(…)