Recovery Methods for Endurance Athletes

by Lisa Stanley
NSCA Coach October 2020
Vol 7, Issue 2

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This article will look at the use of supplements, nutrition, compression socks, cryotherapy, and myofascial release as enhanced recovery methods for endurance runners.

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