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S12:E04, “Good To Go” edition, with Christie Aschwanden (video)

Posted by jnshaumeyer on 25 March 2019

Streamed live on 20 March 2019.

Sports recovery–making the most of your workouts with less pain and/or more gain–was the topic in this episode of “Read Science!” when our guest was Christie Aschwanden, a science journalist and elite athlete herself, and author of Good to Go: What the Athlete in All of Us Can Learn from the Strange Science of Recovery. We discussed what science has to say about rest, adaptation, hyponatremia, ice baths, cryotherapy, IR treatments, diet supplements, placebos, and even beer; and we saw how science goes about establishing their efficacy–or lack of it.

All of it added up to a fascinating and wide-ranging discussion with lots of insight and good stories, too.

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