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recovery

Optimal preseason taper duration for team sport athletes

Preseason training typically involves an intensive 1-2 month period in which athletes are exposed to high training volumes, intensities and frequencies. The stress from training is exacerbated by hot and humid conditions typical of preseason periods for several sports. This may put at
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Effect of cryotherapy on recovery markers in soccer players

Team-sport athletes are regularly exposed to muscle damaging exercise from both training and competition. In sports like soccer, 2 competitions can be held only days apart which may leave players at a heightened risk of inadequate recovery. Full recovery from intense competition can t
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Do compression garments enhance recovery?

In high level sport, there are many instances where there just ins’t enough recovery time between training sessions or competitions. Therefore, coaches will often employ recovery strategies with their athletes in effort to minimize perceptions of soreness and fatigue and limit f
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Time-course of perceived recovery in college football players after game-day

Measuring recovery in athletes isn’t so simple. There remains quite a bit of debate regarding what the best metrics are to monitor fatigue in athletes. Objective physiological markers like creatine kinase (muscle damage), inflammation, testosterone to cortisol ratio and heart rate var
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Decrements in sleep quality during training camp

As coaches, it’s easy to get wrapped up in the scheduling and details of training camps. We’re challenged with packing in as much training as possible during a brief period of time due to time constraints from league rules and regulations. These training camps are great opportunities
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Does hydrotherapy increase short-term recovery of neuromuscular performance?

Short-term recovery from muscle damaging training can directly affect subsequent performances. This has implications for situations where repeat performances are required, such as in tournament play. There is still considerable debate as to what the most effective recovery interventio
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How cold for cold water immersion to enhance recovery?

Cold water immersion remains one of the most popular recovery modalities used by sports teams to reduce soreness and facilitate restored performance after intense training. Though the benefits of cold water immersion remain debatable, one consensus that has been reached is that it typ
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Should you train the day after a game?

One of the challenges of being a performance coach with a team is planning training, particularly when in-season. Travel schedules and a busy competition schedule make this especially difficult. A common question that many coaches have is whether resistance training on the day after a
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Sleep Disturbances in Pro Athletes: Prevalence and Intervention

For many athletes, sleep quality varies based on training phase, travel schedule, diet, performance competition outcomes, etc. Sleep disturbances on a short term basis can typically be managed, and the effects on performance may be minimal. Chronic sleep disturbances however, can be v
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Do ice baths improve or impair performance recovery?

Recovery strategies are a hot topic in sports these days, and for good reason. The effects of a training program are dependent upon the athletes’ ability to recover and adapt to the stimulus. Too much training with inadequate recovery can quickly result in overreaching and an increase
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