How Lab Tests Can Benefit Athletic Performance

Chris Mohr, PhD, RD

The days of “no pain, no gain” and “rise and grind” seem to be a thing of the past; much like the short, polyester shorts my football coaches wore in the 90’s. More recently the pendulum has swung in the opposite direction and recovery is the “it” topic of the last several years, with TED talks on the subject, strength coaches measuring heart rate variability, to program workouts and companies pushing every gadget and product possible to capitalize on this latest trend.

In fact, many strength coaches are now focusing even more on recovery than simply training itself. …read more

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