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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
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Massage

A foam roller, ball, PVC pipe, etc., can bring legs back to homeostasis. If you address adhesions or knots in the soft tissue on a regular basis, it can be extremely beneficial as both a recovery tool and an injury-prevention technique.

Time it right: The best time for a massage is three hours or longer after a race or hard effort. A 2009 study in the British Journal of Sports Medicine concluded that massage immediately after intense effort inhibited the body’s ability to remove lactate from muscle.

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