Ep 41 Dan Garner Recovery from Injury part 2
Dan Garner discusses strategies and supplementation for recovery from injuryStrength coach and nutrition specialist Dan Garner is 100% passionate about helping his athletes to recover from exercise and injury. This is part 2 of a recap of the last instalment of his Recovery Series with the boys – ” Recovery From Injury” In part 1 Dan discusses the regression timeline of fatigue that inevitably leads to injury, and talks us through the first stage of recovery from injury – Inflammation. You can read it here. Want more Coach Garner?? Check him out online: www.hockeytraining.com www.createfreedom.com www.coachgarner.com
Here he details stage 2 of Recovery from Injury:
2. ProliferationProliferation is the immune system going in, decreasing the inflammation and getting it ready for healing.
Injury affects your BMRDan talked about how your Basal Metabolic Rate increases depending on how injured you are. He says your BMR is just a measurement of the organ processes doing the stuff they need to do stay alive. But your BMR increases if you’re injured because of all the repair that needs to happen costs a lot of energy. Your BMR can increase anywhere from 15 to 50 percent, based on the severity of the trauma. Sports injury and minor injury, like ankle or elbow or things like this, this will increase your BMR from 15-20% whereas a major surgery or if, say, a lot of your body was burned, it can lead to a 50% increase in BMR.
Make sure your calories are set to optimise immune functionAt stage 2 of recovery from injury, Dan emphasises how important calories are for immune function. He says that calories in regard to injury repair are incredibly important because if you’re not providing your body with the raw materials it needs in order to repair, then it’s not going to repair.
Calories in regard to injury repair are incredibly, incredibly important because, if you’re not providing your body with the raw materials it needs in order to repair, then it’s not going to repair. – Dan GarnerDan says we want to optimise immune function, but to optimise immune function, we need to make sure our calories are set. To make sure our calories are set, we need to make sure that we’re taking into consideration the increase in Basal Metabolic Rate that we’re seeing from the severity of our injury. He says we need to do a BMR times 1.2 plus 20%; then we have our actual BMR taking our injury into consideration.