Nutrition and Recovery: A Brief Intro

Recovery and nutrition are often overlooked parts of the overall training regimen. The foods you eat, the quantities, and the timing, all contribute either positively or negatively to how well your body recovers from training stress. The quicker you recover from training sessions, the sooner you can stress your system again, and therefore progress your fitness. This is the goal for most, if not all competitive athletes. So, how can you modify your diet to maximize your ability to recover and therefore increase the training stress your body can handle?
The answer is a long one, but I will try to summarize it here and delve deeper into the topic in subsequent posts. I’ll break it down into the key timeframes, since, as I mentioned in the paragraph above, timing is very important. [Read more…]