Recovery Showdown: R8 Roll Recovery vs Hyperice Vyper

Here’s my review of two awesome recovery products– the R8 by Roll Recovery and the Vyper vibrating foam roller by Hyperice.  If you’re serious about recovery, this post may help you decide which product is right for you.  Sadly, I could keep only one. Continue reading

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A Poor Duathlete’s Recovery Pump

LX7 RevitapumpA few months ago, I blogged about CEP Clone compression gear.  Compression garments are what most runners and duathletes think of when they hear term “compression.”  Technically, it’s “passive compression” because it’s just a garment that isn’t doing anything “active” to remove lymph and improve circulation.  There’s another much faster form of compression called “active compression” made famous by companies like Normatec, which makes compression gear that cost about as much as a pair of high-end Zipp race wheels.  Being a cheapskate, I found a cheaper alternative.

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Recovery Nutrition on the Cheap

First Endurance Product LineAthletic nutrition is a a ridiculously complex topic that I won’t claim to fully understand.  In fact, I’m a bit of a nutrition idiot.  For the most part, this doesn’t hurt me— I think that long-course or IM athletes are the ones who really need to treat race day nutrition as a “fourth event” in triathlon (or a third event in duathlon).  But I do have some ideas about recovery nutrition and I think I have some of this down pretty well.  The purpose of this short post is to share a quick tip for making this cheap and easy.

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