Recovery from training or competition – how important is it?

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Recovery from training or competition – how important is it?

In human sports recovery from exercise is often viewed as being nearly as important as training or competing itself. In fact, nearly 25,000 scientific papers have been published on the topic of recovery from exercise in people. In contrast, there are only a handful of papers on recovery from exercise or competition in horses. So does that mean that recovery is not so important in horses? I would suggest that's highly unlikely and it’s just because at this stage we have not focused on recovery in . . .

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Dr David Marlin is a physiologist and biochemist who has worked in academia, research and professional sport. He has worked in the equestrian and veterinary world and in human sport, healthcare, medicine and exercise science. In 1989 David obtained his PhD from the UK’s leading sports university, Loughborough University following a four-year study on the responses of Thoroughbred racehorses to exercise and training, undertaken at the renowned Animal Health Trust in Newmarket. You can read David's full biography in the Our Website section.