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RULES TO REFUEL

FOLLOW THE ‘THREE RS’ WHEN IT COMES TO POST-TRAINING RECOVERY STRATEGY
Replacing nutrients lost through intense activity will pay off in the short and long term

ANY athlete could probably tell you in detail about their nutritional preparation for training and races. What and when to eat and drink before a race is engrained in their competitive psyche and often planned with unerring precision. But what happens when it’s over? Sports nutritionists bemoan the fact that the post-training diet is woefully neglected by many and that athletes could significantly enhance their recovery processes by eating and drinking appropriately when they finish a session.

“I always say practice the three Rs of recovery – rehydrate, refuel, and repair,” writes Stuart Philips, professor of kinesiology at McMaster University in Canada. But how best should you plan your recovery strategy? recovery strategy?

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