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Performance Through Recovery

Performance Through Recovery

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Published by Michael Gillan
Better athletic performance can be improved by faster recovery from soreness and stiffness-the World run Recovery System offers a drug free alternative to achieve this
Better athletic performance can be improved by faster recovery from soreness and stiffness-the World run Recovery System offers a drug free alternative to achieve this

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Published by: Michael Gillan on Jan 22, 2009
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11/09/2013

 
Performance through Recovery not DrugsMichael Gillan Ultra Marathon Recovery SpecialistCopyright 2008 Michael Gillan
 
http://www.aching-legs-relief.com 1
Performance through Recovery-Not Drugs Recovery of athlete’s using anenvironmentally friendly recoverysystem
Drugs are a problem in the modern athlete’s world-and while not condoning it I can understandit because of the pressures from the financial and performance anglesThere are ever increasing sophisticated drugs testing applications coming out all the time so totake performance enhancing drugs and get caught at it is increasing, and when the athlete iscaught out and labelled as a drug cheat it is quite devastatingAn athlete can improve performance in a number of ways, they can train more and use bettertechniquesOr they can recover from all this faster and
improve performance through improvedrecovery
Athletes have the constant aim of being the best they can be and using drugs to do it is not agood option to take-both from the body and conscience view point-people who take them are just cheating themselvesA better option to increase performance is to increase the rate and quality of recovery so thatinstead of turning up to the event with soreness and stiffness helping the opposition-the edge of performance is kept for a longer periodIn a multi-day or long season of sport the longer the edge is kept the more chance of beatingthe opposition and the closer the gold medal, or cup becomes-keeping the ‘edge’ can mean thedifference between winning and losing-the will to win may sometimes not be good enoughwhen stiffness is slowing the reaction time of the musclesNo matter how much someone trains and practises, or how talented they are, this can bedetrimentally affected if recovery is not quickly and efficiently achievedSoreness and stiffness aid the opposing team by compounding over a season becoming anongoing problem to young growing bones and muscles-they do not need these holding themback and helping the opposition winTo demonstrate how stiffness and fatigue can compound, we can visit a 24-hour relay eventwhere the young athlete runs for 15 minutes, has 5 hours break and goes back for another 15minute leg-in all they do 4 periods on the track in the 24 hours.15 minutes of running with five hours of recovery should be enough time, yet each leg of therelay was more difficult than the last time they went on the track because the muscle were soreand stiffened upWhen the young athletes first started to come in for help with recovery, I was very surprised (Iwas working on adults and thought is strange that they were having problems after such a shorttime on the track) but treated them as I would the older runners and walkers-but I found thattheir muscles were tighterFortunately the World Run Recovery System accommodated their needs to address sorenessand stiffness problems
 
Performance through Recovery not DrugsMichael Gillan Ultra Marathon Recovery SpecialistCopyright 2008 Michael Gillan
 
http://www.aching-legs-relief.com 2These are 2 people who have just been running for 3 days around a running track in allweathers and they have stiff legs after a few minutes of resting
What is the World Run Recovery System?
The World Run Recovery System is a Do-It-Yourself method based on encouragingthe muscles and tissues to assist in their own recovery
 
It is
not
a massage system
 
It is
not
invasive
 
It is
not
aggressive
 
It is
not
time consuming
 
It does
not
need disrobing
 
It does
not
need oil applied to the skin
 
It does
not
need strong hands and fingers
 
It does
not
need hand/brain coordination
 
It does
not
need equipment
 
It does
not
work on the muscles
 
It does
not
work on any specific injuries
 
It does
not
threaten the integrity of the muscles
 
It does
not
use force on the muscles
 
It does
not
need more than a few minutes to do
 
It does
not
require a long course or workshop
What does it do?
It is a fully self contained non-technical, non-invasive 'cutting edge' recovery system
It’s not what you do but the way you do it that counts
 
Performance through Recovery not DrugsMichael Gillan Ultra Marathon Recovery SpecialistCopyright 2008 Michael Gillan
 
http://www.aching-legs-relief.com 3
While muscle injury and problem fixing needs to be able towork onthe muscles tohave any effect-Recovery requires workwith themto be effectiveWhy is this so?
Doing sport and subjecting them to extra stresses, the muscles are taut like the strings on aguitar or violinLike the strings, if they have too much tension placed on them, they can snap and they have tobe replaced-unfortunately it is not so easy to replace the muscles-and if they are damagedduring these early years of sport, then their career is over before it has startedTo use invasive work as normally used on already stressed muscles is going to put them indanger of being overloaded with too much tension being placed on the muscle insertions-thiscan create a situation similar to the guitar or violin strings
Recovery
Muscles that are recovering do not need working
on
-they need working
with
-which opens up arange of options not available before that can be used to assist in recovery without putting themuscles at risk of injuryUltra athletes suffer from sore feet, sore legs, swollen ankles, stiffness, wasted muscles, musclecramps, tiredness, mental fatigue, restless legs, sore skin, night pains, muscle spasm, musclewastage, swollen ankles, hyperthermia, hypothermia, temper tantrums, vomiting, foodsensitivity, allergies, rashes, loss of judgement-and that is the good partI deal with these on a constant basis at the events I go to-not with the really medical stuff of course there are doctors on call for those, but with the muscular and muscle recovery thatcomes from the abuse they take on the track 
Fatigued muscles and recovery
Whatever sport they are into all athletes have the same thing in common-how to recover fromtheir fatigued muscles quickly, without causing injuryThe quickest most effective way of doing this is simply to work the calf muscle pump so thatthe output of used blood equals the input of fresh blood into the musclesTo stop the muscles fatiguing, fresh oxygen and nutrient filled blood has to keep beingsupplied to the muscles-but when the muscles are fatigued they can’t work at facilitating orsupplying their own needs
The secret to leg recoveryThe calf muscle pump
The calf muscles act as the motor for a pump to take it from the feet back to the body againstgravity through the venous system where it is re-nourished and recirculated-but to be workingthey have to move.

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