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Sleep deprivation

Sleep your way to better performance

Recovery: Cold water immersion (CWI) and the importance of sleep

The role of sleep in recovery

Maximising the Anabolic Response to Training

Nick Tiller presents six evidence-driven but seldom practised methods by which athletes can promote the anabolic process to maximise training adaptation, promote recovery and improve athletic performance.

Recovery training: the importance of recovery and various recovery strategies you should implement

The importance of recovery for sportsmen and women of all disciplines

Hydration and recovery: it's vital you replace the salt and electrolytes lost through sweating

Losing too much fluid will not only mean that you can’t physically perform as well, but that you can’t think and make decisions as well either.

Sports injuries: resistance training can accelerate recovery from back pain

Evidence suggests that resistance training is an excellent alternative method of rehabilitating non-specific back pain

Sports equipment: wearing the right sporting clothing can boost recovery

Wearing the right clothing keeps us cool, warm, dry, aerodynamic and comfortable!

Sports nutrition: eating breakfast is vital in aiding recovery

Breakfast is vital for helping your metabolic and energy-producing processes swing into action

Antioxidants: supplements and pills may not be the answer to energising and recovery

Antioxidant nutrition is one of changing consensus among scientists and confusion among athletes and coaches.

Recovery: how the right nutrition can help prevent overtraining

Specific nutritional practices can prevent overtraining and accelerate exercise recovery

Sports nutrition: recovery drink recipe

The importance of sports nutrition and how to make the perfect recovery drink

Sports nutrition: can you eat your way to recovery?

When injury strikes, one aspect of recovery that is often overlooked is nutrition

Running Injuries: how to approach recovery training

Running places specific demands on the body, which lead to structural and functional adaptations

Recovery time: optimizing strength and power gains

Optimizing recovery periods for maximum strength and power gains

Sports Nutrition: Muscle recovery

The Perfect Recovery Drink

Recovery training: how should you rest from team sports involving repeated short-duration sprints

Recovery periods involving low-level activity are more beneficial than passive resting

Caffeine reduces muscle soreness

Caffeine and leg muscle pain

Recovery training is vital for achieving maximal physiological adaptation as well as for reducing the risk of illness and injury

As Tour de France legend Lance Armstrong says "Recovery is the name of the game… whoever recovers the fastest does the best"

protein metabolism

Protein Metabolism : Eating and recovery should protein replenishment start before exercise?

Drugs and recovery: pain relief medication may not be the answer to a speedy recovery

What all athletes need to know about pain relief medication

Recovery training: active recovery (light exercise) is recommended over passive (resting) recovery for the removal of lactate

Recovery training decreases fatigue, accelerates physiological regeneration, enhances adaptation and decreases the risk of injury

Sports nutrition: post-exercise muscle recovery

The need to consume protein and carbohydrates after exercise has become the central plank of most post-exercise recovery strategies


Hydrotherapy: Don't pour cold water over hydrotherapy


Can antioxidants help reduce post-exercise soreness?

Sports nutrition: carbohydrate loading is an important aspect of post exercise recovery

Loading up with carbohydrates during recovery from strenuous exercise promotes a high level of muscle glycogen resynthesis

Recovery time: the effectiveness of creatine is influenced by the recovery intervals you take

Creatine and recovery intervals

How to balance intensive training with rest and recovery

How do you know when you're at risk of overtraining? It's a simple matter of how well you feel, sleep and eat

Fluid replacement

Fluid Replacement: Regular topping-up is far more than a matter of just quenching thirst.

Recovery training: increasing your speed of recovery will ensure your training is progressively expanded

Strenuous training must be balanced optimally with rest and recovery in order to reach the mountain-top.

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