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Recovery – is it important for sport performance?

In a nutshell, the recovery phase involves:

  • Restoration of muscle and liver glycogen stores, depleted by exercise
  • Replacement of fluids and electrolytes lost via sweat and breathing
  • Regeneration, repair and adaptation which takes place after catabolic stress and damage
    • This includes protein synthesis and breakdown as well as immune and antioxidant defence systems
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