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The importance of sleep!

We all have health and fitness goals. We most likely are not going to be able to accomplish these goals with time in the gym alone, and we need to optimize other areas of our life in order to get what we want. These include nutrition, reducing stress, and getting enough sleep.

"Sleeping problems have increased in conjunction with sitting and the increased usage of electronic devices. According to a 2011 study by the National Sleep Foundation, 63% of Americans say they do not sleep enough during the week. 48% of Americans report insomnia occasionally, while 22% experience insomnia every or almost every night. About 15% of adults between 19 and 64 say they sleep less than six hours on weeknights. 95% use some type of electronics like a television, computer, video game or cell phone at least a few nights a week within the hour before bed."

You can start with some really basic quick tips on sleep like:

-sleeping in a completely dark room

-setting a bedtime alarm to get you in bed at a decent time

-turn all screens off at least 30 minutes prior to bed

-make you bedroom nice and cool

If you really want to nerd out on sleep hacks here are some really in depth articles and tips:

https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/article/the-last-resource-on-sleep-youll-ever-need-the-ultimate-guide-to-napping-jet-lag-sleep-cycles-insomnia-sleep-food-sleep-supplements-exercise-before-bed-much-much-more/

https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/article/sleep-articles/increase-deep-sleep/

http://library.crossfit.com/free/pdf/CFJ_Sleep_RawlsMeehan2.pdf

Are you getting enough sleep?!!

Tuesday's Training:

Strength:

EMOM x 8:

3 Strict Press

maintain same weight across

Metcon:

"Relentless"

3 rounds for time:

400m run

21 KB Swings (53/35)

15 Push-ups

RX+: Handstand Push-ups