Saturday, June 1, 2013

What's the Muscle AdaptationTimeline Following a Hard Workout?

AnswerThat's difficult to pinpoint exactly, but, says Pfitzinger, they're typically realized in about eight to 10 days. Joe Rubio, a two-time U.S. Olympic trials marathon qualifier and head coach of the ASICS Aggies, says that "most athletes will see a benefit from an individual workout 10-14 days after it is completed - How Long Does it Take to Benefit from a Hard Workout?

According to this article, long intervals take the longest to recover from (8-10 days according to Pete Pfitzinger).  It looks like they suggest short 200 meter repeats are the least taxing. 

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