This past Wednesday, over thirty athletes attended an educational session at Red Rock Brewery sponsored by Max Testa Training. The audience consisted of MTT clients, visiting doctors from Florida, and others interested in learning more about recovery. The main event of the evening was a presentation from Drs. Massimiliano Frani and Edoardo Guerra on Genote.
Their research and results are groundbreaking, yet a reminder that humans have always been influenced by music. The Genote Team has built an original music library to boost recovery, sleep health, focus, and reduce stress. You may think you know which music will provide these benefits in your life, but the research behind Health Music is worth a closer look and free trial.
The evening started as most do in Park City and Italy, just a few minutes late. We also wanted to give the 6p class enough time to finish their intervals, change, and get settled before the presentations began. We enjoy hosting our athletes at these sessions, giving them an opportunity to leave the bike at home and relax with drinks and appetizers. There was plenty of socializing the first 30 minutes, plus a chance to try on kit samples for the 2017 order from DNA Cycling.
Dr. Massimo (Max) Testa kicked off the evening with a few stories and insights on recovery. For those that know Max, he can tell a story like no other. Just like a great opening act at a music concert, Max warmed up the audience for Genote, the headliner. He provided recovery tips in use by the pro peloton which will work for all athletes. Recovery is critical and the proper drink, food, compression, and sleep are all factors that need to be considered. As expected, Max artfully wove recovery history, research, and recommendations into real life stories about pro athletes. For example, many pro cyclists take a cold shower just before bed in order to force their body temperature to rise once they transition under the covers which results in improved sleeping and recovery. If you were in attendance on Wednesday, you know a few of those athletes by name.
Max then introduced Genote and his experience using the Music Library with his Tour de France athletes. Like Max, both Massimiliano and Edoardo are Italian and have impressive backgrounds in sport, music, and medicine. The three of them could have told stories all night, but stopped after just a few to focus on the Genote presentation.
Massimiliano had the audience close their eyes and listen to a specific piece from the library to get a feel for the way our bodies reacted. He and Edoardo explained the history, algorithm, and results they’ve seen with athletes, NICU babies, and many more. They recommend listening to the music, which is customizable by person, before bed. The music library is accessible on their website.
Many attendees took home a speaker and we are looking forward to their feedback on improved sleeping and recovery. In addition, Max and the Genote Team are working on a special music library for the MTT indoor cycling sessions to get the most out of our athletes while training.
It was a fun and informative evening, we hope to see you at our next session. Until then, keep in mind that Block 3 starts Monday (Feb 13) and the MTT clothing order is open until Wednesday (Feb 15).
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