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  1. Hi there Hubbers! There is a lot of protein shakes / recovery shakes available on the market, not to mention all of them. I'm currently training 6hours a week and will build up to 12hours so recovery will be crucial. What supplements do you guys use to speed up recovery or what do you do to feel fresh and ready to ride again the next mornning?
  2. Morning folks, Has anyone used this product or something similar before? Worth investigating? https://www.onedayonly.co.za/body-massage-gun-with-multiple-settings-and-attachments-20200825.html https://hyperice.com/hypervolt-plus
  3. Hello fellow hubbers. I'm wondering if anyone has had injuries pertaining to the abductor pollicis Longus muscle and can remember things like the cause, injury extent and recovery? I'm reading interweb results in the meantime, but would appreciate real world insight as well. What happened: rode an extremely rocky trail, hurt left arm muscle somehow when I thumb-shifted while fork took a hit, recovered over a few months, hurt right arm muscle somehow and now seeking to speed up the recovery of this injury. Both times I didn't experience pain until a few hours after the ride, so there must be inflammation present - oh and forgot to add there is visible swelling. It hurts when I use my right arm for anything more intensive than typing and I'm getting flashbacks of how sad it was seeing my mtb stand for so long edit: I did search the forums first, but only found knee related results edit 2: adding more info that I remembered.
  4. Hi Hubbers! To those of you who have been blessed with ownership of the wonderful Edge 520, have you noticed that a little screen pops up after your workout, stating the suggested recovery time before the next ride/training session? This morning I had quite an intense WO on the IDT, and it told me to recover for 72 hours , which isn't going to happen . So, who relies on this suggestion that the little machine spits out? Is the rest period based solely on your avg HR throughout the workout/ride, or what other things play a part?
  5. Right, so after 947 I had some seriously sore legs and I can't cycle mid week, therefore when I rode on Saturday my legs were very stiff after a few climbs. Went to a family braai last night and ended up getting my first ever, and AMAZING leg massage. The topic of conversation was my concern about my right hamstring which has been giving me grief since I had a too high saddle for a while.....Nina spent close to an hour sorting out the aches and pains (tightness) and the reason I am writing this is that the hamstring gave me no problems at all on today's ride and I was able to ride same course today at 1km/hr faster average speed and with zero hamstring issues. I have often scoffed at massage but have to admit it really helped. (Some of the pressure points were pretty painful, so something was happening). Nina is a certified massage practitioner and operates Manawa Massage based in Little Falls on the West Rand. Give her a shout on 060 996 9834 E-mail: manawamassag88@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/manawamassage88/?fref=ts
  6. Hey everyone, This is a call for help, to anyone who has any advice to give me. 2 years ago I injured my MTP( the joint behind the big toe) which is pretty much where most of pedal force goes through. Had surgery on it by Doc in Morningside, whose name I won't mention because the surgery was very much a "sausage machine" type effort with a short consultation and immediate booking into surgery without any scans. Tried to get out of the surgery but was coerced into it, sucks being a layman with some doctors. Anyways, surgery was not very successful, took about 7 months for me to get back onto my bike. Unusual as I was 22 and in good health. To this day I still struggle with my foot, not being able to put pressure on the inside of the foot has caused problems with my ITB, over developed the outside of my calf muscle and quadricep, while there is visible muscle atrophy on the inside quadricep and calf. Unable to get a full pedal stroke in either, because the range of the calf muscle is limited and the foot is essentially stationary through the pedal stroke. I need to see a physio who specialised in cycling specific rehabilitation and possibly a surgeon to assess whether I need corrective surgery. Any advise will be greatly appreciated. Many thanks, A frustrated mountainbiker.
  7. The SA Cycle Register has been developed to help protect SA Cyclists by providing a system where bicycle details can be uploaded, bicycles may be flagged as stolen and most importantly; 2nd hand bicycle buyers, retailers and law enforcement have the ability to query bicycle flag information based on the serial number or DataDot PIN number of the bicycle. The register also allows retailers to upload bicycle service history and verify details loaded by users. This system is user generated and free. The SA Cycle Register would appreciate any feedback on usabilty of the site as well as any thoughts on the issue of identification in the cycling industry. www.cycleregister.co.za Remember - Assets which have their identitites protected cannot be legitimately sold if they are stolen, which deters criminals from stealing protected assets. @SACycleRegister
  8. Triathletes will often perform their swim sessions in the morning. Pool availability and access to swim coaches and squads will probably be the main reason for the early morning sessions. Recent research from the University of Western Australia suggests that triathletes may benefit from performing their swimming training in the afternoon after more strenuous morning sessions. The researchers recruited nine well-trained male triathletes for the study. The triathletes all had VO2max values of ~72.3 ml/min/kg, indicating that these were elite level athletes. The study aimed to determine if water-based active recovery (a low-intensity swimming session) was more effective than passive recovery (rest) in improving recovery and subsequent performance following a high-intensity interval training session. The triathletes underwent two performance tests separated by 24 hours. The first test was a maximal incremental (VO2max; peak treadmill speed) test performed on a treadmill and the second was a 1 km swimming time trial. The data collected from these initials performance tests was used to set the intensity of the training and active recovery sessions that followed. The participants arrived at the laboratory early in the morning and followed a standardised warm up procedure, which consisted of 5 minutes of running at 60% of their peak treadmill velocity. This was followed with 5 minutes of stretching. The high-intensity interval training session consisted of eight 3 minute running intervals at 90% of their peak treadmill speed with 1 minute rest between each. The participants cooled down with 5 minutes of running at 60% of their peak treadmill speed. The triathletes then returned to the laboratory after 10 hours and either performed a low-intensity swimming session or watched television for an hour. The study had a cross-over design, which means that the athletes received both treatments in a randomised order. The athletes gave a subjective rating of their fatigue upon their return to the laboratory. The active recovery session consisted of four sets of 5 x 100 m freestyle at 85 – 90% of the triathletes’ 1 km time trial speed. The work to rest ratio of the repetitions was 3:1 and a 2 minute rest was allowed between each set. The following day the athletes returned to the laboratory, where they were required to run until exhaustion at 90% of their peak treadmill speed. The triathletes were able to run, on average, 102 seconds longer following the active recovery swim performed the previous day. Interestingly, there were no differences in the triathletes’ perceptions of recovery following the active or passive recovery. The proposed benefit of a water-based active recovery session could be related to the hydrostatic pressure of the water, which has been suggested to speed up recovery. The findings of this research study suggest that there may be a benefit to including a water-based active recovery session following an intense workout in the morning. Triathletes should consider afternoon swim sessions following big sessions on the bike or run in order to enhance recovery. For those of you who are interested, the paper is available at the following link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19908172 Till next time. About the author:Benoit Capostagno completed his BSc degree (cum laude) specialising in the Sport Sciences at the University of Stellenbosch in 2006. He continued his studies at the University of Cape Town’s Research Unit for Exercise Science and Sports Medicine completing his honours with a first class pass in 2007. He is continuing his postgraduate work with his PhD at this same unit and is investigating training adaptation and fatigue in cyclists. He has been a consultant with the Sports Science Institute of South Africa’s High Performance Centre’s Cycling Division since 2009. In addition, Ben has been an active cycling coach with Science to Sport since 2010.
  9. In our article last week, we spoke about the proposed benefit of compression garments to enhance recovery following an intense cycling test. We are sticking to the recovery theme this week, but we are changing exercise modes and athletes. Triathletes are challenged to improve their performances in three different exercise modes. In order to achieve this they will often perform more than one session in a single day and often train in two modes of exercise (swimming, cycling and running). Click here to view the article
  10. Regeneration Outdoor and Cycle Lab Tyger Manor is hosting a Nutrition Workshop for MTB rider. Training and event nutrition. Dr Jeroen Swart from Sport Science will be the presenter. Who is Dr. Jeroen Swart: Sports physician and Exercise physiologist. Founder of Science to Sport. Inventor of ErgoFiT Cycling Ergonomics. Olympic coach. MBChB, MPhil, PhD. Date: 29 July 2014 Time: 18:30-20:00 Venue: NG Church Durbanville-Bergsig RSVP: workshops@regenerationoutdoor.co.za Info: www.regenerationoutdoor.co.za · General Nutrition · What nutrition to use to kick start the body · Nutrition to be used for pre season, racing competitions and recovery · DO and DONTS of Nutrition 1Unfollow
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