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Recovery strategies in sport and exercise
Recovery strategies in sport and exercise

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Recovery strategies in sport and exercise


Recovery should be an important part of every sport and exercise participant’s training programme. All participants need to rest and recover after an intensive training session, but have you considered why this period of recovery is so important? The obvious answer to this is so that the individual is ready to take on their next training session and train to the best of their ability, but is there more to it than that?

In this free course, Recovery strategies in sport and exercise, you will examine the purpose of recovery and consider the range of recovery strategies that individuals may employ to aid their recovery from training. In doing this we will critically evaluate research evidence and media perceptions of recovery from sport and exercise, and reflect on future directions for the topic.

This OpenLearn course is an adapted extract from the Open University course E314 Exploring contemporary issues in sport and exercise [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .