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Jan 9, 2024

A limited series on sport science hosted by student athlete Sophie and featuring two experts: Dr. Christopher Labos, cardiologist and regular co-host of this podcast, and Nick Tiller, who holds a doctorate in exercise physiology. Together, they will answer Sophie’s questions while dispelling myths that athletes—and anybody getting into fitness—are likely to hear.

This is part 2 of 4. The topic: recovery. Are ice baths useful to recover from a workout? What about stretching and massages? And what three simple recommendations will do most of the heavy lifting when it comes to exercise recovery?

(0:30) Intro

(1:31) Vox pop

(4:06) How do we measure recovery?

(6:54) Ice baths

(11:53) Whole-body cryotherapy

(14:36) Contrast baths and compression garments

(19:38) Stretching, massages, TheraGun

(27:44) Three simple recommendations to recover


Opening music: “Energetic Upbeat” by WinnieTheMoog

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End title music: “Fall of the Ocean Queen“ by Joseph Hackl.


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