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The fastest runner is often the one who recovers the best. #training

The fastest runner is often the one who recovers the best. #training

Recovery is the neglected performance enhancer, and proper nutrition is the best recovery enhancer. Everyone is training hard, but the winners are recovering better. Athletes at the highest levels of competition — the Tour de France, Ironman triathlons, and the Olympics — understand that the ability to recover quickly and completely often makes the difference between peak performance and poor performance. What happens if you recovery poorly? Your body remains in a depleted state, tissue damage continues, immune system activity becomes suppressed, and injury sets in. The first and most obvious way to enhance recovery is by simply replacing what you’ve lost during exercise. Secondly, by preventing the downward spiral of continuing tissue damage and immune suppression, you can coax the body’s physiology out of a “catabolic” state (marked by tissue breakdown) and into an “anab...

Full article: http://running.competitor.com/2014/04/recovery/the-3-keys...

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