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#49. CHRISTIE ASCHWANDEN - Recovery Myths Busted and Everything You Need to Know Before Your Next Training Session

The Bodies Built Better podcast

With so many companies claiming to have the next best recovery gadget or service and elite athletes promoting the latest sports drink or supplement, it's hard to know what's actually works and what doesn't. In this episode Christie Aschwanden, author of Good To Go: What the Athlete in All Of Us Can Learn From the Strange Science of Recovery, separates the facts from the good ol'quackery of cashed up companies hoping to make more sales.  “Aschwanden… never loses sight of the gap between anecdote and randomized trial. Ultimately, she pins her conclusions on the best studies in each field, as well as her interviews with highly-regarded researchers.” — Amby Burfoot, Runner’s World About Christie: Christie Aschwanden is the author of GOOD TO GO: What the Athlete in All of Us Can Learn From the Strange Science of Recovery and co-host of EMERGING FORM, a podcast about the creative process. She’s the former lead science writer at FiveThirtyEight and was previously a health columnist for The Washington Post. Christie is a frequent contributor to The New York Times. She’s also been a contributing editor for Runner’s World and a contributing writer for Bicycling. Her work appears in dozens of publications, including Discover, Slate, Consumer Reports,  New Scientist,  More,  Men’s Journal, Mother Jones, NPR.org, Smithsonian and O, the Oprah Magazine. Website: https://christieaschwanden.com/ Website: https://www.goodtogobook.com/ Sponsor: Heavily Meditated is your down-to-earth meditation app for getting high on life. heavily meditated app


16 Oct 2021

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# 74 – Christie Aschwanden, science journalist and author deconstructs recovery: What works, what is marketing hype and steps you can take around recovery

Running and Fitness With Raj

Episode SummaryChristie Aschwanden, science journalist and author of "Good to Go" deconstructs recovery: What works, what is marketing hype and steps you can take around recoveryShow Notes01:55 – Christie introduces herself05:30 – Why Christie wrote a book on recovery12:10 – Things that surprised Christie around recovery 17:15 – Thoughts about stretching20:50 – How to approach hydration28:30 – Fueling after training: Is there a time window?32:30 – Massage and rolling35:05 – What really works for recovery?40:25 – New areas that Christie is excited about44:45 – Recommendations on resourcesFollow ChristieWebsite: https://christieaschwanden.com/Podcast: https://emergingform.substack.com/Instagram: @cragcrestTwitter: @cragcrestChristie’s BookGood to Go - Amazon LinkOther RecommendationsGrowth Equation Podcast: https://thegrowtheq.com/gepodcast/Alex Hutchinson’s “Sweat Science” in “Outside” magazine: https://www.outsideonline.com/byline/alex-hutchinson/Contact Details for Running and Fitness with RajWebsite: runfitraj.comemail:runningandfitnesswithraj@gmail.comFacebook Group:Running and Fitness with RajInstagram:@runningandfitnesswithrajTwitter: @RunningRajListen and SubscribeThank you for listening and supporting "Running and Fitness with Raj". If you enjoy the show, please subscribe, spread the word and rate & review on iTunes or wherever you are listening to your podcast.AppleSpotifyJioSaavnGoogle PodcastsStitcherCastboxTuneInPodcast AddictPodchaser


3 Oct 2021

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#131: Christie Aschwanden on the Science and Pseudoscience of Sports Recovery

The Primalosophy Podcast

Christie Aschwanden is an award-winning journalist and author of the New York Times best-seller Good to Go: What the Athlete in All of Us Can Learn from the Strange Science of Recovery. She’s producer and co-host of “Emerging Form,” a podcast about the creative process. Previously the lead science writer at FiveThirtyEight, she’s an Ideal columnist at Wired and a regular contributor to The Washington Post and The New York Times. Her work also appears in publications including Discover, Popular Science, Slate, Consumer Reports, New Scientist, Men’s Journal, Runner’s World, NPR, Smithsonian, and O, the Oprah Magazine. Aschwanden is a lifelong endurance athlete, having been a high school track star, collegiate cycling champion, and elite Nordic skier. Connect with Christie Aschwanden: https://www.goodtogobook.com/ https://christieaschwanden.com/ @CragCrest LastWordOnNothing.com https://emergingform.substack.com/ Podcast Info: https://www.nickholderbaum.com/ Nick Holderbaum’s Weekly Newsletter: Sunday Goods Twitter: @primalosophy Instagram: @primalosophy YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBn7jiHxx2jzXydzDqrJT2A The Unfucked Firefighter Challenge


8 Jul 2021

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Episode #49: Christie Aschwanden and the strange science of recovery

We Run This

Recovery is important for athletes of all skill levels and abilities but in recent years the actual science behind how our body recovers has gotten a little confusing.  People are bombarded with ads for “cutting edge” recovery products and services: from drinks and recovery shakes to compression sleeves, foam rollers, electrical muscle stimulators, smartwatches, sleep trackers, and cryotherapy.   Christie Aschwanden is here to set the record straight about which the real ways to recovery and all of the unnecessary - and expensive - recovery products and promises to avoid.  Christie is the author of “Good to Go: What the Athlete in All of Us Can Learn from the Strange Science of Recovery” and the former lead science writer at FiveThirtyEight. She’s also a frequent contributor to The New York Times and a former columnist for the Washington Post. A lifetime athlete, Christie has raced in Europe and North America on the Team Rossignol Nordic ski racing squad and enjoys trail running, bicycling, skiing when she’s not investigating or debunking the newest recovery fad.  In our talk, Christie talks about the true science of recovery and discusses some of the findings in her book like whether drinking Gatorade really helps or hinders performance, how long a person should wait to get back into training after injury, the honest truth about ice baths, and much more.  **This episode is supported by Manscaped. Go to Manscaped.com and use the promo code WERUNTHIS20 to get 20% OFF and Free Shipping on your order.** Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/werunthis/support

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9 Jun 2021

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Episode 208: Christie Aschwanden – Good to Go

Bregman Leadership Podcast

  How can we best relax and recover from stress? Christie Aschwanden is a science writer, former elite athlete, contributor to the New York Times,…The post Episode 208: Christie Aschwanden – Good to Go first appeared on Bregman Partners.


13 Jul 2020

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Christie Aschwanden; author of 'Good To Go, How to Eat, Sleep and Rest Like a Champion.'

Peak Endurance

Episode 49 is an interview with Christie Aschwanden about her book ‘Good to Go, How to eat, sleep and rest like a champion’. In this book, which I really enjoyed reading, Christie looks at all the different modes of recovery and see whether the science backs them up as valid means to recover. She also tries out many of them, which I found fascinating as I could then relate them so much better to myself. I highly recommend this book if you are serious about recovery, and you should be! Are injuries ruining your enjoyment of running and hindering your performance? There is nothing worse than feeling aches and pains when you go out for a run, especially when running is normally your de-stressor or way of socialising. Utilizing the latest in technology, and with a wealth of experience, the team at Health & High Performance can assist you with all your running injury & performance needs. So to get back to enjoying your running and achieving the results you are capable of, head to www.healthhp.com.au/run A big take away for me from this interview was that the most efficacious forms of recovery involved switching the brain off and resting. Also, that she supported my belief that sleep is the best form of recovery available to athletes. So, make sure you get more sleep!! Your running will most certainly improve! Christie’s contact details are: https://christieaschwanden.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cragcrest/ Let me know your thoughts either in the comments about this interview on the podcast Instagram page or by DM. Thank you so much for supporting my podcast! I really appreciate the people who take the couple of minutes out of their day to get onto Apple Podcasts to rate and review me. I read all of my reviews and they sure do inspire me to keep working on this podcast!Becsta says ‘I’ve just started listening! I’m absolutely loving listening to the variety of topics covered! Great to tune into on the long runs. I too love coffee!’ Ahh, a fellow coffee lover! I don’t know if I could run without coffee to be honest!! Thanks so much Becsta!!Next week’s interview is with Sam Suke, who talks about how mindset and self-talk can affect healing and injury rehabilitation. Interesting stuff! I’m sure you’ll get a lot of out that one too! I’m getting so excited about racing again, and I hope you are too! If you are, email me isobel@peakendurancecoaching.com.au to organise an individualised training plan. Have a great week of training!


30 Jun 2020

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BRING IT IN: Christie Aschwanden


Today on BRING IT IN, TrueHoop’s Henry Abbott and David Thorpe spoke with science writer, author of “Good To Go: What the Athlete in All of Us Can Learn from the Strange Science of Recovery,” and athlete Christie Aschwanden. She recently wrote an excellent story the safety of re-opening sports. Christie writes for Elemental, co-hosts Emerging Form—a podcast about the creative process. She is the former lead science writer at FiveThirtyEight and a contributor at the New York Times, Washington Post, and Slate.She talked about what makes basketball dangerous during the pandemic, the chance of the NBA’s reopening becoming a superspreader event, doping, sex, and more.The video is here: RECENT BRING IT IN EPISODES:FRIDAY June 12, 2020 Jarod Hector on Tulsa massacre, Daryl Morey’s future, and … NASCAR of all things.THURSDAY June 11, 2020 John Hollinger on his favorite to win this year’s title and some “neat tricks” his Grizzlies did during trade season.WEDNESDAY June 10, 2020 Henry Abbott, David Thorpe, and Judy Goodwin share their favorite social media posts of the past few weeksTUESDAY June 9, 2020 Dr. Carl Suddler on defunding the police.MONDAY June 8, 2020 Erica Vanstone on roller derby’s impressive data-driven international plan to return to play amidst the coronavirus pandemic.FRIDAY June 5, 2020 Jarod Hector on NBA’s response to the police brutality protests.THURSDAY June 4, 2020 Henry Abbott and David Thorpe discuss news that the NBA is back.WEDNESDAY June 3, 2020 Ari Caroline on what can/will the league do to minimize coronavirus risk when reopening the season.TUESDAY June 2, 2020 Steve Magness and Brad Stulberg on “psychological safety” and the importance of feeling like you’re on a path to progress. This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at www.truehoop.com/subscribe


15 Jun 2020

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Christie Aschwanden on the Art and Science of Recovery

In The Flow

Christie Aschwanden is a science writer, journalist, and endurance athlete. In her book Good to Go she dives into the science behind recovery and looks critically at many of the popular recovery modalities to answer the question: what actually works? I chat with Christie about the big picture perspectives on recovery and how to gain confidence and stillness as an athlete and prioritize the things that actually benefit performance.


3 Apr 2020

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Résumé du livre Good to go de Christie Aschwanden


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2 Apr 2020

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Bring It In: Christie Aschwanden


TrueHoop subscribers are welcome to join us every weekday at 11 a.m. ET for a TrueHoop TV Live video chat. For now: subscriptions are free!Today Henry Abbott and David Thorpe spoke with science writer and athlete Christie Aschwanden. She joined us on BRING IT IN (new name!) to talk about her book, “Good To Go: What the Athlete in All of Us Can Learn from the Strange Science of Recovery.” Her dogged research into performance applies as a must-read lesson for staying healthy in times of high stress. The same techniques apply! Her calm, lucid insight is also calming while on lockdown. David was moved enough that he’s instructing all of his basketball players to listen to this very podcast above. Chrisite writes for Elemental, co-hosts Emerging Form—a podcast about the creative process. She is the former lead science writer at FiveThirtyEight and a contributor at the New York Times, Washington Post, and Slate.Below is the archived video in which Christie makes a case for training the minimum amount to get the desired effect and, if you find it relaxing, drinking a little wine or a beer now and again. UPDATE: Christie’s just-published Elemental article on exercising during a coronavirus outbreak.Join us every weekday at 11 a.m. ET, and bring your questions! This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at www.truehoop.com/subscribe


20 Mar 2020