Why Athletes Should Pay More Attention To Sleep

Why Athletes Should Pay More Attention To Sleep

Sleep is one of those things that a lot of athletes and everyone else don't think about much. Most people think get 8 hours and your good right? Not exactly, quality sleep is actually more important than the total amount of time spent sleeping. Although science still doesn't fully understand all the functions of sleep, we do know that one of the most important stages is REM sleep (rapid eye movement).

One Tool That Can Predict Overtraining, Injury, and Sickness

One Tool That Can Predict Overtraining, Injury, and Sickness

Its a common practice to test your heart rate to get a hint if your overtrained. A higher than normal heart rate can suggest you are overtrained but isn't a reliable source. A more overlooked piece of data is heart rate variability or HRV. HRV is the amount of time between heart beats and directly results from the health of your Autonomic Nervous System (ANS).