GAINcast Episode 97: Recovery

The theme this month on HMMR Media is recovery. Recovery is a tricky area to navigate, with decisions often influenced as much by traditions, new technology, or pseudoscience as by research and common sense. On this episode of the GAINcast, Vern walks through the science of recovery, his approach, and what questions coaches need to be asking.

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Notes and Quotes

On this episode Vern shares his experience accumulated from decades of coaching different sports. After looking at important questions to ask, he then shares examples of how different answers might lead to different recovery solutions for individual athletes or unique sports.

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Further Reading

The following links were referenced in the podcast or provide some additional reading material on the topic:

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  • The theme on HMMR Media this month is recovery and we’ve compiled the input of several top experts on the topics, many of which we referenced in this episode. You can read the thoughts of Mike Bahn, Nick Lumley and Dean Benton. Become a member so you don’t miss out on all the great content.
  • One book recommended on the podcsat is Recovery for Performance in Sport by Christophe Hausswirth and Iñigo Mujika.
  • We also quotted Bill Sands, sport technologist at the US Ski and Snowboard Association. He was a guest on GAINcast 42.
  • Risk adaptation, discussed in the context of non-contact training, is also a topic written about last mont by Craig Pickering.