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A Multidimensional Approach to Enhancing Recovery

Jeffreys Ian MS CSCS D
Strength & Conditioning Journal: October 2005
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Optimum performance requires a balance between training stress and recovery. Thus, programming recovery needs to be an active and integral part of an athlete's program. Because the nature of fatigue and subsequent recovery is complex and related to a large number of diverse factors, a recovery program needs to be multidimensional and address fatigue and recovery from a number of directions, utilizing both short-and long-term strategies.

Ian Jeffreys is currently Director of Sport Science and Athletic Performance at Coleg Powys in Brecon, Wales, United Kingdom. He is the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Welsh Schools Rugby Union National Team at under 16 level.

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