The Athlete's Guide to Recovery: Rest, Relax, and Restore for Peak Performance
DescriptionHIT 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 Recovery is 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 Recovery offers 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.
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About the Author
Sage Rountree is a certified coach with USA Triathlon and the Road Runners Club of America. She is an internationally recognized authority on yoga for athletes and an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance. 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. A successful competitor in running and triathlon, she has raced distances ranging from the 400m to the 50K, super sprint triathlon to Ironman. Sage is a frequent contributor to "Runner's World," "Triathlete," and "Yoga Journal" magazines and has contributed to "USA Triathlon Life," "VeloNews," "Running Times," " Inside Triathlon," and "Endurance "magazines as well as several websites. She is a featured instructor at Kripalu and offers yoga workshops for athletes and coaches around the country. Sage is the author of "The Athlete's Guide to Yoga" and "The Athlete's Pocket Guide to Yoga."