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    DescriptionIf 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.


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    Title
    The Athlete's Guide to Recovery
    Subtitle
    Rest, Relax & Restore for Peak Performance
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sage Rountree
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 386 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781934030677
    ISBN 10: 1934030678
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.0
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SPO
    B&T General Subject: 760
    LC subject heading: ,
    Libri: I-SR
    BIC subject category V2: WSD
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: SR
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24410
    DC22: 796.077
    BISAC V2.8: SPO011000, SPO035000, SPO048000
    DC22: 617.1/027
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SPO047000
    DC22: 617.1027
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: MED084000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: RD97 .R68 2011
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    Illustrations note
    2-colour tables & diagrams throughout
    Publisher
    VELOPRESS
    Imprint name
    VELOPRESS
    Publication date
    01 May 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Boulder
    Author Information
    Sage Rountree holds coaching certifications from USA Triathlon, USA Cycling, and the Road Runners Club of America and is a registered, experienced yoga instructor with Yoga Alliance. She is a regular contributor to Runner's World, Triathlete, and Yoga Journal magazines and has contributed to USA Triathlon Life, VeloNews, Running Times, Inside Triathlon, and Endurance magazines as well as several websites. She is a featured instructor at Kripalu and offers yoga workshops for athletes and coaches around the country. She is author of The Athlete's Guide to Yoga and The Athlete's Pocket Guide to Yoga. Sage is co-owner of the Carrboro Yoga Company. Please learn more about Sage at sagerountree.com.
    Review quote
    "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.
    Back cover copy
    Recovery is your secret to becoming a faster, healthier competitor.Hit a wall in your training? Maybe you aren't giving the gains enough time to take hold. Hard workouts tear down the body, but rest allows the body to repair itself and come back stronger than before."The Athlete's Guide to Recovery" is the first comprehensive, practical exploration of the art and science of athletic rest. Certified cycling, triathlon, and running coach Sage Rountree guides you to full recovery and improved performance, exploring how much rest athletes need, how to measure 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 and demystifies common aids such as ice baths, compression apparel, and supplements. She explains in detail how to employ restorative practices, including massage, meditation, and yoga. You will learn which methods work best and how and when they are most effective. Recovery is critical to performance gains. "The Athlete's Guide to Recovery" offers recovery plans that target various training and race distances in events ranging from short-distance bike races to ultramarathons as well as examining 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 level.Sage Rountree is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher and holds coaching certifications from USA Triathlon and the Road Runners Club of America. Her popular yoga classes for athletes draw students ranging from Ironman(R) triathletes and Olympians to everyday cyclists, runners, and walkers as well as team-sports athletes. She is a frequent contributor to "Runner's World," "Yoga Journal," "USA Triathlon Life," and "Endurance "magazines and is the author of "The Athlete's Guide to Yoga" and "The Athlete's Pocket Guide to Yoga."