The physiology of recovery

Thursday, October 06, 2016. Author Pleuni Hooijman

In the first blog of this science series, we discussed the physiology of movement. This blog follows on to explain the processes of recovery that come into play after exercising.

The importance of recovery is often underestimated. This is quite surprising since the results you get from training are mainly determined by how well you allow your body to recover, and not from the training itself. Appropriate recovery from exercise allows you to train at higher volumes and intensities, and prevents injury and overtraining. What is recovery, and how are your genes involved in that?

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