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    Recovery Tools after Ride

    Does anybody have any additional recommendations for rest between ride days, besides eating well and rest?

    Looking at icing and compression.
    Are there any products you use that make this process more convenient, maybe tights or something else?

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    What are "between ride days"?

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    OK, in all seriousness, you do need to take some days off. I usually just sit on my butt at work and try to walk around a little bit to stay loose on those rest days. For icing, I don't do that, but I hear some people do--actually Phil Gaimon in his videos is selling some sort of icing tights that he claims are more convenient than ice baths.

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    well if your over 50 dont rack out on the couch resting all day, you can get blood clots which end up in lungs

    dont rest so much

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    I've had good success with 2XU. Not cheap, but excellent compression gear for post ride. They also make compression clothes to wear during the ride. Ice after rides, or shower with 10 seconds of hot water followed by 20 seconds of cold water for 3 rounds.

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    It's liquid, brown & frothy!!

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    Daily foam roller and stretching, and the use of the amazing Cranio Cradle, and yoga. Deep tissue massage and triggerpoint therapy highly recommended. Cranio Cradle link: http://www.craniocradle.com. Sweet petite ex-ladyfriend introduced me to the foam roller and Cranio Cradle, and her strong little hands worked magic for the deep tissue and triggerpoint stuff. Thanks to all her knowledge and hands-on skill, the sciatic injury I sustained from singlespeed training on the steepest hills at Pleasanton Ridge from 2015 - 2016 disappeared completely. Clearly saved thousands of dollars I didnít have (I seem to only be able to get contract work in my field so medical insurance has been a rare thing for most of my life) which would otherwise have spent on physical therapy instead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by targnik View Post
    It's liquid, brown & frothy!!

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    Sounds like a household plumbing problem to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker View Post
    Sounds like a household plumbing problem to me.
    It all ends up in the same place

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    Quote Originally Posted by flylow23 View Post
    Does anybody have any additional recommendations for rest between ride days, besides eating well and rest?

    Looking at icing and compression.
    Are there any products you use that make this process more convenient, maybe tights or something else?
    Donít ice unless youíre in the middle of a multi-day stage racing. Inflammation is part of the adaptation process and you donít want to blunt it to trade long team fitness gain with short term freshness.

    Sleep well is the number one thing. XC Pro needs 10hr a night.

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    Thanks guys appreciate the advice and some of the products shared, including the brown, foamy stuff.

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    I use a muscle roller most days and the training plan I was on had me doing yoga sessions targeted towards cyclists on my rest days. Highly recommend.
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    if you're doing real leg crushers you will find that 15min ice bath post effort has great effect, i used to do this regularly when i was marathon training

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    A recent-ish article discussing some of the available research on cold-water immersion (CWI).

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5350472/

    "Meta‐analyses and performance studies conducted in the area show us that CWI may be useful within competition settings, particularly those requiring a short turn‐around (such as tournament situations, athletic meets and cycling tours), of a particularly damaging nature, or in high environmental temperatures. However, there remains a lack of justification for using CWI regularly during a Ďpre‐seasoní or preparation phase, particularly where the goal includes a hypertrophic response, due to the potential of dampening the adaptive response to training."

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    Foam rollers are amazing. An easy walk can be good for the legs too.
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    Yeah, what Train Wreck said. Trails are ruined because e-bikes are there.

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    +1 on foam rollers. Really helps get rid of any knots and tenseness in muscles.

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    After ride recovery drinks like Endurox or Ultragen do help.
    I also believe in lotsa protein when doing multiple big days in a row. Fairlife chocolate milk is onea my go-tos.
    Stretching never hurts, calves and hammies are my trouble spots, stretch yours accordingly.

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    Get some of these. Best foam rollers made, pure joyful pain. And don't forget the good ole lacrosse ball.

    https://www.roguefitness.com/rumbler...SABEgJRl_D_BwE

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5k bike 50cent legs View Post
    Get some of these. Best foam rollers made, pure joyful pain. And don't forget the good ole lacrosse ball.

    https://www.roguefitness.com/rumbler...SABEgJRl_D_BwE

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    I've found electrolyte-salt capsules like Hi-Lyte help. You can take them whole as a capsule or empty the contents into a glass of water or juice, let it dissolve and drink.

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    I used to use foam rollers a lot, but I found I like the more targeted action of therapy balls. Also, these are nice. https://www.normatecrecovery.com

    Daily yoga, and core work too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrm View Post
    I've found electrolyte-salt capsules like Hi-Lyte help. You can take them whole as a capsule or empty the contents into a glass of water or juice, let it dissolve and drink.
    basically salt pills are great on the ride, more so then afterwards

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    e-bike is great for recovery days

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    Chocolate Milk .....

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    Quote Originally Posted by targnik View Post


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    I use many of those as an active recovery/endurance supplement during my rides. Works like magic!!!
    Donít frail and blow if youíre going to Braille and Flow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5k bike 50cent legs View Post
    Get some of these. Best foam rollers made, pure joyful pain. And don't forget the good ole lacrosse ball.

    https://www.roguefitness.com/rumbler...SABEgJRl_D_BwE

    I have one of the smaller one but like 4Ē PVC better for my legs. The spikes doesnít feel right for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by upsha View Post
    I have one of the smaller one but like 4Ē PVC better for my legs. The spikes doesnít feel right for me.
    The spikes are where itís at Ė imagine itís a 4í11Ē Asian lady digging her tiny yet strong fingers into your muscles. Bloody amazingÖ although Iíd rather have the petite lady than the spiky foam roller.
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    DIPAís and food. MTB is supposed to be fun

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    JAXJOX foam roller from Apple
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    Yeah, what Train Wreck said. Trails are ruined because e-bikes are there.

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