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5 Techniques For Recovery From Triathlons

  • By Nathan Koch, PT, ATC
  • Published Jun 4, 2013
  • Updated Oct 12, 2013 at 8:46 PM UTC
Photo: Scott Draper


When it comes to recovery, timing is critical. Here’s a sampling of some of the best techniques and the ideal time to use them.

Compression

A recent Australian study found that athletes can improve their performance in 30 minutes of high-intensity cycling by wearing compression clothing. Choose graduated gear (highest pressure at the ankle), avoid cheap material (nylon and elastane), always air dry and avoid “medical-grade,” as it may actually inhibit blood flow.

Time it right: Timing is not fully understood, although general guidelines include always on flights and long car rides, immediately after hard efforts and when sitting (desk job) or standing (on-feet job) for extended periods of time.

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