For a healthy, functional athlete ‘recovery’ refers to a positive response to training stimuli leading to positive adaptation to those stressors. Positive recovery equals restoration (where physiological markers return to normal levels) & regeneration (where psychological traits particularly associated with mood states return to normal levels).
Failure to recover regularly from training and competition invariably leads to ongoing fatigue and negative adaptation. The staples of recovery are hydration, nutrition and sleep. Peak Preparation will introduce you to multiple methods of recovery and establish the right combination of recovery strategies to suit your individual requirements.