Skill work: Sott’s Press 3×2 – not to max!!WOD: 500m Row 3:00 min rest 500m Row 2:00 rest 500m Row 1:00 rest 500m Row Good article from Whole9life on Sleep:
Sleep: An Undervalued Ergogenic Aid
26 December, 2011In February 2011, Dallas wrote an article for Performance Menu, the “journal of nutrition and athletic excellence” published each month by Greg Everett of Catalyst Athletics. The article focused on the impact of sleep (or lack thereof) on your health and athletic performance.Today, thanks to the generosity of Catalyst Athletics, today we are offering Dallas’ article for free – available to those without a subscription to PMenu. (Although if you don’t yet have a subscription, we can’t help but wonder why. Your health, performance and taste buds would all benefit from PMenu’s high caliber monthly offerings, and who doesn’t like the instant gratification of an on-line publication? The best part? You can subscribe for the whole year for only $30. Seriously – go do it. We’ll wait.)
Here’s a preview from Dallas’ article.
Sleep: An Undervalued Ergogenic AidWe all know we need sleep, and most of us would admit that we probably need more.Unfortunately, that knowledge often isn’t enough to compel us to take action to improve our sleep habits (or lack thereof). In many Western societies, the hard-charging, go-getting executive takes pride in sleeping less than his or her competitors, purportedly “getting more done” in any given day. (From a raw productivity perspective, that may be true, though research suggests that being chronically sleep deprived significantly impedes psychomotor function, memory retrieval, and… work productivity. So spending more hours getting stuff done – at the expense of sleep – makes you get less done in any given hour. Ah, the irony.)In the realm of athletics, sleep seems to be the red-headed stepchild: clumsily acknowledged, generally overlooked, yet permanently part of the family. To the detriment of our health and performance, we often don’t give sleep proper priority. I think it’s high time that we help sleep come in from the cold.
Download the full PDFYou can download the full Performance Menu PDF here.