Tag: recovery

5 Thoughts on the Crossfit Movie “Fittest on Earth”

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I recently watched the Crossfit movie “Fittest on Earth – A Decade of Fitness”. This movie/documentary tracks the annual crossfire games as the top crossfire athletes meet up to compete. It was very impressive seeing elite athletes perform very tough and punishing workouts but a lot of perspective is needed for the vast majority of people (the general population) who are not professional crossfire athletes. Many will watch and come to the conclusion that they just need to work to failure everytime they work out. This is the wrong conclusion and a dangerous one when it comes to your health and well being. Continue reading “5 Thoughts on the Crossfit Movie “Fittest on Earth””

How Long You Should Nap

Let’s face it. Naps are great! They’re almost as great as this scene from “Dumb & Dumber”…………..

Getting back on track. If you’re wondering how long you should nap and what is an optimal time for you take a look below and see why the length of your nap has a huge bearing on your productivity that day.

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The Sleep and Recovery Cycle

Sleep Graph

Use this graph to see when you should be asleep and what exactly happens when you are asleep at certain times. It also recommends “dimming lights” as the evening progresses to signal to your body  that rest time is approaching. This reemphasizes the importance of getting some quality shut eye as it helps you function better in everyday life and in working towards attaining your training goals.