Sleep and Recovery
Over the course of your training I’d like to monitor your recovery because it’s an indicator of how you’re adapting to the program. Your sleep quality, mood, and soreness will help me determine whether you’re ready to progress your workouts or whether I need to alter the exercises, rest periods, or administrator any nutritional interventions.
Get 6-8 hours of quality sleep every night. I can’t stress how important this is for both
fat loss and muscle gain, especially when you’re in workout mode.
Your body, your workouts, and your goals will suffer because of a lack of quality sleep.
Have trouble falling asleep early? Form a sleep ritual. That means two hours before you want to go to bed, dim the lights, and unplug from all electronics. Try sleeping with your cell phone in another room. Replace the TV with some light reading.
If you’re still having trouble – try supplementing with Melatonin and/or drinking Chamomile tea before bed.