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Without proper recovery, training alone might not get your athletes to their goals. At the same time, how much of what we know about recovery is actually based on unscientific assumptions? You might be surprised at how much we don’t know about recovery.

Dave Schell sat down Christie Aschwanden, author and lead science writer for FiveThirtyEight, to discuss her new book, Good to Go: What the Athlete in All of Us Can Learn from the Strange Science of Recovery. They discussed topics like inflammation, sleep, and even New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady to get to the bottom of our sometimes unscientific approach to recovery.

   

Resources:

Good to Go: What the Athlete in All of Us Can Learn from the Strange Science of Recovery by Christie AschwandenChristie Aschwanden TwitterFiveThirtyEight articlesEndure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance by Alex Hutchinson

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