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After Exercise Rest and Recovery

Adequate rest is essential to high level performance. Follow these tips to get the most from your rest and recovery days.

Rest and Recovery: As Important as Training
Most athletes know that adequate rest is essential to high level performance but many still overtrain and feel guilty when they take time off. The body repairs and strengthens itself in the time between workouts, and continuous training can actually weaken the strongest athletes. Follow these tips to get the most from your rest and recovery days.

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Foam Roller Exercises for Easing Tight Muscles
If you have tight muscles, get a great sports massage by doing foam roller exercises. Learn how to soothe tight muscles by using your own body weight to release tight fascia.

After Exercise - Does an Ice Water Bath Speed Recovery?
Many elite athletes use an ice water bath as a standard way to recover from intense workouts. What does a dip in an ice water bath do and can it improve exercise recovery and performance?

Post-Exercise Meal
The post-exercise meal is critical to recovery and improves your ability to train consistently.

After Exercise Recovery Foods and Recovery Drinks
What and when you eat and drink after exercise is essential for recovery. Learn when and what to eat after your workouts for optimal recovery.

How To Achieve a Personal Best
Training tips for setting a personal best.

Deconditioning / Detraining
How fast you lose fitness when you stop exercise depends on several factors.

Power Yoga - Top Product Picks
Power yoga is a hybrid form of yoga that focuses on strength and flexibility in order to build fitness.

Sports Massage - Have You Experienced Benefits from Sports Massage?
Many athletes swear by sports massage, but research on its benefits is lacking. Have you experienced physical or performance benefits from a sports massage?

Perform Better Elite Molded Foam Roller Review
The Perform Better Elite Molded Foam Roller is a simple, basic foam roller firm enough to hold up for years of use.

Thera-Roll Textured Therapy Foam Roller Review
Thera-Roll Textured Therapy Foam Roller offers athletes a way to get a great myofacial massage.

Compression Socks for Athletes
Do compression socks improve recovery in athletes?

Iliotibial (IT) Band Standing Stretch for Flexibility
Learn how to safely perform a simple IT band standing stretch.

The Stretching Handbook - Guide Review
A back-pocket handbook that contains over 100 photos of sports related stretches for every major muscle group in your body.

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