Podcast #483: What Really Works for Exercise Recovery?


Prior to now few years, sports activities restoration has turn into an enormous enterprise. Elite athletes and weekend warriors alike are spending plenty of money and time on issues like cryotherapy, float tanks, foam rolling, and dietary supplements with the intention to really feel higher, push themselves more durable, and achieve an edge over the competitors. However does any of these items really do something? 

My visitor at the moment spent a 12 months investigating the science of train restoration. Her title is Christie Aschwanden and he or she’s the writer of Good to Go: What the Athlete in All of Us Can Study From the Unusual Science of Restoration. We start our present discussing what precisely athletic “restoration” is and why the restoration enterprise has been booming not too long ago. Christie and I then dig into a number of completely different restoration modalities from consuming Gatorade, to taking ice baths, to foam rolling, and the science, or the dearth thereof, behind their effectiveness. We finish our dialog discussing what really works finest for train restoration (trace: you do it each night time and it’s free), whether or not you must spend your cash on issues like cryospas, and whether or not restoration strategies can nonetheless be useful, even when they’re largely primarily based on the placebo impact. 

Present Highlights

Defining “restoration” from an athletics/train perspective
How the emphasis on restoration has modified in the previous couple of a long time 
Why the science of restoration is tough to check 
How Gatorade got here to be (and does it actually do something?)
The reality on hydration  
What does the analysis say on the advantages of chilly remedy?
What about warmth publicity?
The position of stress on restoration 
Do float tanks actually work? 
Why ritualizing your restoration — even when not essentially backed by science — has advantages 
The dangers of over-training 
The underside line on all these restoration modalities 

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Christie’s web site 

Christie on Twitter 

Christie’s new podcast, Rising Kind

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