U.S. Cycling – Race Recovery

Part 4 of U.S. Cycling Tech Dave Dean’s Tips

Cool down and stretch.

Take a walk and take care of worked muscles with your favorite stretches. Our favorite is the new Foundation series, being adopted my pro cyclists, basketball players, and surfers.

Hydrate and nourish.
After pushing your body through an hour or more of a high intensity workout your immune system is at its weakest. Re-hydrate with a good electrolyte replacement (avoid too much sugar) and eat a high-calorie meal within 2 hours to restore the glucose stores in the muscles.

Dave likes to have a change of dry clothes to put on after a race to prevent chaffing and too much unnecessary odor.

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