Recovery for Endurance Sports

by Jason Karp |   Date Released : 02 Oct 2006
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Jason Karp

About the author: Jason Karp

Jason Karp, PhD, is the 2011 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year, 2014 recipient of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition Community Leadership award, and creator of the REVO2LUTION RUNNING™ certification. He has more than 400 published articles in international running, coaching, and fitness magazines, is the author of eight books, including 14-Minute Metabolic Workouts and Run Your Fat Off, and speaks at fitness conferences and coaching clinics around the world.

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Kyrousis, Timothy | 30 Jul 2011, 10:49 AM

This article was directed at Training athletes. From the standpoint of recuperation, putting the nix on the hike is a very sensible statement. From the perspective of training the non-athlete, the hike may be all they need that day.

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Daniel, Charles | 18 Jan 2011, 22:01 PM

In the paragraph titled "Other Activity" you state that "...it’s easy sometimes for your clients to let “real life” get in the way of their recovery." Ideally a human that recently underwent a testing bout of training would take the necessary steps to recover, gaining the most that they possibly could in physical performance from the enhancement of their various energy, nervous, and muscular systems. Consider this; most clients are not professional athletes; they are probably training with you so they can complete an afternoon hike with their family(the hike is what they are training for). Just something you may want to consider in your next article.

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