Sleeping for Performance
We continually emphasize the importance of sleep. This article from the Crossfit Journal focuses on the importance of sleep relative to performance. “Good sleep is one of the most important elements of health maintenance, as well as athletic performance and improvement. Exercise, nutrition and sleep make a virtuous circle comprising the three essential elements of fitness.
Did you Know:
Researchers have shown that just a few days of little to no sleep impact the body’s insulin sensitivity by more than 25 percent in normal, healthy people. This essentially brings them to a pre-diabetic state—the equivalent of gaining 18 to 30 lb.
Studies have shown that athletes who consistently get around 10 hours of sleep per night show marked improvement in strength, speed, agility and reaction time.
Read more here: http://library.crossfit.com/free/pdf/CFJ_Sleep_RawlsMeehan2.pdf