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Recovery strategies in sport and exercise

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The ability to recover quickly from an intensive training session or match can be extremely advantageous to sports performers. Sport and fitness participants are increasingly using strategies such as ice baths and compression clothing to enhance their recovery from intensive exercise, but how effective are these strategies? Do they really speed up the recovery process? To answer questions such as these this free course ‘Recovery strategies in sport and exercise’ investigates the science behind recovery exploring the physiological processes involved in training and recovery and the potential role of recovery strategies.

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After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • recognise the importance of recovery in an exercise programme
  • evaluate the role of recovery strategies in sport and exercise
  • identify the challenges of investigating recovery strategies.

First Published: 21/03/2016

Updated: 25/05/2018

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