Active recovery for athletes

The best way to recover between your training, amongst other things, is to remain active... but how much so depends on what level of activity you are regularly exposed to. Yesterday evening, my choice of active-recovery was a game of golf. We got 8 holes in before dark. I totalled just under 9,000 steps even though it was a short game. For me, that's not a lot... I'm used to climbing summits in snowdonia 2-3 times per week when not in the gym, and I do so carrying much more weight than a set of golf clubs. In addition, I regularly achieve near 10,000 steps on a daily basis when coaching at the gym. Furthermore, I am not a competitive athlete, and therefore the only consequence of me not reco

Training Frequency

Since the surge of information surrounding overtraining/overreaching this last five years, I think a common misconception about training frequency has developed. I'm an advocate of careful programming to ensure that an athlete's performance is not affected negatively by the exposure to high volume/high frequency training, however this does not mean that one should sit on their arse because they've already training three times this week. A good coach will (or should) monitor your fatigue status both subjectively and objectively each and every time you train. This may be in the form of questionnaires or assessments such as vertical jumps and bar velocity scores. You should be providing your co


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