By reading this koob, you will learn which recovery methods, gadgets, and rituals do and don’t work for athletes who are trying to perform at their best.
You will also learn:
The science behind the recovery methods that do and don’t work;
How popular recovery trends came into being;
The optimum hydration level for your body when exercising;
The ideal time to eat based on your training; and
What substances you need for your body.
Recovery methods and rituals have become almost as common as actual exercise or sport. Our social media feeds are full of athletes’ (often sponsored) recovery tricks, including everything from bathing in red wine to wearing enormous compression boots. From specific foods and drinks to massage therapies, bathing techniques, apps, and electrolytes, it’s a very crowded market and difficult to ascertain what will work. Christie Aschwanden tries and tests all the most (and least) popular recovery rituals, to filter through the filler and find the killer. Are you ready to discover what could actually work for you and help your body feel the best it’s ever been?