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The Athlete's Guide to Recovery: Rest, Relax, and Restore for Peak Performance
     

The Athlete's Guide to Recovery: Rest, Relax, and Restore for Peak Performance

by Sage Rountree
 

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If you've hit a wall in your training, maybe it's because your body isn't recovering enough from each workout to become stronger. Hard workouts tear down the body, but rest allows the body to repair and come back stronger than before. Athletes who neglect their recovery will gain little from workouts, risking injury, overtraining, and burn out.

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Overview

If you've hit a wall in your training, maybe it's because your body isn't recovering enough from each workout to become stronger. Hard workouts tear down the body, but rest allows the body to repair and come back stronger than before. Athletes who neglect their recovery will gain little from workouts, risking injury, overtraining, and burn out.

The Athlete's Guide to Recovery is the first comprehensive, practical exploration of the art and science of athletic rest. With her book, certified triathlon and running coach and yoga instructor Sage Rountree guides you to full recovery and improved performance, revealing how much rest you need, how to measure your 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, demystifying common aids like ice baths, compression apparel, and supplements. She explains in detail how to employ restorative practices such as massage, meditation, and yoga. You will learn which methods work best and how and when they are most effective.

The Athlete's Guide to Recovery offers recovery plans that target various race distances from short distance bike races to ultramarathons, as well as 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 capability.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Rountree helps you make the most of your down time, with methods both simple (massage, napping) and technical (computerized compression sleeves)." — Bicycling magazine
"An all-encompassing guide for how (and why) to make recovery an extension of your training…If there's a recovery tool on the mraket, it's probably explained in this book—think everything from compression socks to Epsom salts to NormaTec MVP boots." — Triathlete magazine
"The Athlete's Guide to Recovery stresses the oft-neglected key to a successful season of endurance sports—recovery…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 capability." — USA Triathlon Life magazine
"The Athlete's Guide to Recovery is a truly essential resource for endurance athletes. Most competitive endurance athletes do not do enough for recovery and this book is the only comprehensive and credible resource for athletes who seek to address their imbalance." — Running.Competitor.com
"The Athlete's Guide to Recovery combines years of accumulated research, knowledge, and practice into a single volumn on how to rest right." — LAVA magazine
"Rountree does a brilliant job of discussing one of the most critical (and frequently neglected) aspects of performance…Easy to read and understand, The Athlete's Guide to Recovery is an indispensable resource for runners of all levels." — Canadian Running magazine
"Informative and easily understandable." — Athletics Weekly magazine
"A fast read [offering] good insight on how to avoid overtraining and how to incorporate both qualitative and quantitative data tracking to gauge [your] level of recovery." — TriMadness
"Sage Rountree takes much of the guesswork out of recovery and explains why it is so important. The book includes tips and recommended recovery times for various races. Read it guilt-free while resting by a pool or on a beach." — Salt Lake Tribune
"The Athlete's Guide to Recovery is the kind of book I wish I had when I was seriously competing in triathlons…It might have saved me from injuries and overtraining as well as improved my speed." — Chicago Tribune

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781937716387
Publisher:
VeloPress
Publication date:
04/01/2011
Series:
Athlete's Guide
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
1,183,074
File size:
13 MB
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Meet the Author

Sage Rountree is a Yoga Alliance Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher and holds coaching certifications from the Road Runner's Club of America and USA Triathlon. Rountree is a faculty member of the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health and is co-owner of Carrboro Yoga Company. Her popular yoga classes draw all levels of athletes from fitness walkers to Ironman® triathletes and Olympians. An accomplished age-group triathlete and runner, she has been a member of the Power Bar Team Elite since 2008. She is a regular contributor to Runner's World, Yoga Journal, Triathlete, USA Triathlon, and Competitor magazines. Rountree is author of The Athlete's Guide to Yoga, The Athlete's Pocket Guide to Yoga, and The Athlete's Guide to Recovery.

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