Decent Rowing Podcast

Recovery - Techniques and Tips from Ultra-Marathoner and Medical Researcher Jess Collins PhD

April 15, 2020 Lachlan Davey and Ken Davey Season 1 Episode 11
Decent Rowing Podcast
Recovery - Techniques and Tips from Ultra-Marathoner and Medical Researcher Jess Collins PhD
Show Notes

In this episode, Lachlan Davey and Jess Collins discuss recovery in sport. Jess is a full-time neuroscientist and a competitive Ultra-marathoner. When you train as much as Jess with a full-time job, you quickly become an expert in recovery. Jess is also a fully qualified personal trainer and recreational running coach.  

In this episode, you will learn:

  • When your body recovers
  • How to plan your training program to include recovery
  • Which sessions need more recovery and which need less
  • The role of sleep in recovery
  • How to set a good sleep routine
  • The role of food in recovery and when to eat 
  • Balancing intake for recovery and restriction for weight loss
  • The effects of ice baths positive and negative
  • Role of ice baths at a regattas
  • Positives and negatives of compression tights'
  • How to use a training diary to understand what works with your recovery techniques and what doesn't
  • Role of anti-inflammatory drugs in recovery
  • Dangers or anti-inflammatory medications in athletes
  • Role of stretching, foam rolling and trigger point ball
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