Every time you push your body past its limits, proper rest is needed to allow the muscles to repair and become stronger. Now rest doesn’t mean lounging on a couch all day in a hunched position eating chips and dips. To really make the most out of every training session and race, The Athlete’s Guide to Recovery will help you understand how much you’ve been fatigued, how much rest you need and how to make the best use of recovery tools that will get you back on your feet (or bike or in the water) in good form. The book describes daily recovery techniques and how to employ restorative practices, such as massage, meditation and yoga. Learn about which methods work best, how and when they’re most effective.

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