Strength Training and Sleep: A Partnership For Progress And Success
The significance of sleep is not a novel notion. In fact, has been written about and discussed for over a century. As our health improves, we become better athletes, and as athletes improve, we can train more regularly and vigorously, resulting in higher outcomes.
So, why focus on sleep for muscles?
It is necessary for muscle rehabilitation. You can work out all day without making any progress if you don't get enough rest and nutrients. Proper sleep hygiene is crucial for muscle development and recuperation.
In this article, we'll break down why sleep is so important for muscle healing and how to improve your sleep hygiene.
How much sleep do I need?
There are general guidelines provided by the National Sleep Foundation for 7-9 hours of sleep, but understanding your sleep needs based on your body's personal needs will vary based on your lifestyle. If you are training multiple times a day and working long hours outside of the gym, then you may need more than the recommended 7-9 hours.