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Is Your Training Making You Sick?

  • By Susan Lacke
  • Published Nov 5, 2013
  • Updated Jan 31, 2014 at 1:45 PM UTC
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Train Smart, Not Hard

While exercise sometimes has a gradual, cumulative effect on lowering immunity, it’s usually one intense event that puts an athlete at greatest risk. The 72 hours after a hard workout or competition are when athletes are most susceptible to illness and infection. To allow the body to recover and restore immunity levels, Nieman suggests triathletes mix in rest and low-volume training days between hard workouts.

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FILED UNDER: Injury Prevention / Race Recovery / Training

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