Recovery

How to Use Heart Rate Training to Improve Your Recovery, Speed & Endurance

Universal Sports ran a series of videos called “Race to Recovery” which focused on the importance of using a heart rate monitor to build speed and improve recovery time for people who are training for a half or full marathon. In the 3-part series, amateur runner, Kinga Philipps works with Running Coach Jimmy Dean Freeman to …

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Amp Up Your Training & Recovery: 10 Effective Ways to Use a Foam Roller

Ever wondered what these foam objects are for? Foam rollers are fitness tools that you can use to give yourself a nice deep tissue body massage or a more scientific term, self-myofascial release. Self-myofascial release (SMR) is a technique used by athletes and physical therapists to help overused muscles to recover better [1]. Other than that, a foam …

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Sports Drink or Water: Which is Better After a Workout?

The Gist of It  According to the scientific community, sports drinks are only necessary if you are exercising at high intensity for 90 minutes or longer. Sports drinks come with quite an amount of sugar and calories, and may defeat the purpose of your workout if you aren’t careful. For the average person working out, water …

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Post-Marathon Recovery: How to Help Your Body Get Back into Shape

The Gist of It  Recovery time is essential, as doing it wrong could leave you with injuries. Get adequate food, fluids, and sleep after the marathon. To get back to optimal shape, start slow with low impact exercises. You’ve just crossed the finish line, you earned that Finishers Medal around your neck, you’ve hit a …

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Tennis Elbow Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Arm Constantly in Pain? You May Have Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) is a common term describing a painful condition caused by overuse of the arm, forearm, and hand muscles. The area near the elbow will feel very sore and tender. Most of the time it happens to those playing tennis and other racquet sports, but it’s a stress injury that can also happen …

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