Recover Quicker, Perform Better - University of Technology, Sydney

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Focused and purposeful training is key for all athletes, but what about recovery? What do you do after training, competition or even following a long journey to ensure you remain fit, healthy and ready to compete?

In this short course, Dr Aaron Coutts, Professor of Sports and Exercise Science at the University of Technology, Sydney, explains the impact recovery has on performance and how you can benefit from it. Dr Coutts will also offer an insight into some of the most popular recovery methods, how they are used within a sporting environment and then show you how to create your own recovery program.

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What you'll learn on the course

Benefits of Recovery
Maximising your recovery
Sleep Better
Sport Recovery
Recovery strategies
Post training

Course programme

Following the successful completion of this course you will:

  1. Be able to describe the importance of rest and recovery and explain how it can improve your own performance.
  2. Appreciate the factors that influence recovery and be able to identify and prioritise your own recovery needs.
  3. Appreciate the importance of sleep in the recovery process and explain how you can maximize the quality of your own sleep.
  4. Appreciate the types of recovery methods available and design your own post training or competition recovery strategies.

This short course combines case studies, practical examples, and applied information to help you recover quicker and perform better.

This course will take 30-45 minutes to complete

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  • Earn Silver by completing all course tasks
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