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    Designing a training program for an athlete to peak for competition is one of the driving goals for sports performance specialists. From the big picture annual macrocycle, to the monthly mesocycle breakdown, and the finely detailed microcycle, periods of rest need to be included in these plans to avoid overtraining

    The post Overtraining – When There Isn’t Enough Time to Recover appeared first on NASM Blog.

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    Despite research dating back over 30 years, several misconceptions surrounding lactic acid (lactate) still exist amongst fitness practitioners and the general public (1). Common misconceptions include that it was considered a primary cause of fatigue during exercise as well as the cause of delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) sometimes experienced

    The post The Lactic Acid Lowdown: Clarifying Common Misconceptions appeared first on NASM Blog.

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    See how research on foam rolling after an intense strength training session aided in reducing DOMS and improving exercise recovery. Journal Article: Pearcey, G.E.P., Bradbury-Squires, D.J., Kawamoto, J.E., Drinkwater, E.J., Behm, D.G. & Button, D.C. (2015). Foam rolling for delayed-onset muscle soreness and recovery of dynamic performance measures. Journal of

    The post Research in Review: Does foam rolling decrease DOMS and aid performance? appeared first on NASM Blog.