Parasympathetic Recovery, Attacking, Epsom Salt Baths, and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 363

What can you do to enter a parasympathetic state as quickly as possible post-training, and why is it so hard to achieve sometimes? We’ll cover this and how to build fitness that withstands and doles out attacks, if Epsom salt baths are beneficial for cyclists and much more in Episode 363 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast!

Tune in Thursday at 8:00am Pacific!

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Topics Covered in This Episode

  • Do Epsom salt baths help recovery?
  • How to withstand attacks
  • Training’s effect on urinary urgency
  • How to quickly reach a parasympathetic state
  • How posture affects breathing

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

The Circulating Concentration and 24-h Urine Excretion of Magnesium Dose- and Time-Dependently Respond to Oral Magnesium Supplementation in a Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

Myth or Reality—Transdermal Magnesium?

Follow-Up Alterations of Catecholamine Hormones after an Intensive Physical Activity

Catecholamines and the Effects of Exercise, Training and Gender

Cardiovascular and Plasma Catecholamine Responses to Exercise in Blacks and Whites

Influence of physical training on the fuel-hormone response to prolonged low intensity exercise

Disappearance of norepinephrine from the circulation following strenuous exercise

Postural adjustments associated with voluntary contraction of leg muscles in standing man

Respiratory-related activation of human abdominal muscles during exercise

Postural activity of the abdominal muscles varies between regions of these muscles and between body positions

The contribution of “resting” body muscles to the slow component of pulmonary oxygen uptake during high-intensity cycling.

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