Recovery - Get ahead of the game!
Recovery practices have become increasingly popular with high performance athletes over the last 20 years. As training and competition demands have increased athletes have attempted to avoid overtraining, overuse, and burnout problems associated with heavy workloads. Recovery is part of the supercompensation methodology and is intended to enhance adaptation to training stress through the recognition and management of fatigue.
Fatigue is a natural response to training and stress and as such it is an essential part of the human adaptive process. However the broad range of physiological, cognitive, and emotional states integral to human performances have meant that sport scientists have struggled to provide a universally accepted definition of fatigue. The fatigue experienced by an athlete stems from training and performance environments as well as individual lifestyle situations. For some great advice just click on the links below for more information!