Blast from the Past : Sleep


Over the past four years this site's amassed an enormous amount of content. To help you find the highlights, I'll be taking a wander through the archives each Sunday.

This week - Sleep.



Sleep is easily the most widely used recovery technique available. A good dose of shut-eye can heal many gym excesses (especially the light days which suddenly transform into 'time to break a few PRs' sessions). Here's a brief look at just some of the sleep-related articles and experiments we've noted (and tried) over the years :


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How about you - how are you sleeping?
Scott Andrew Bird

Scott Andrew Bird is a writer, photographer and a guy who just loves this stuff. He's been at home in front of a computer for more years than he cares to remember (OK, 34) and is now making amends for years of many mistakes noted in the De-constructing Computer Guy articles (part 2) on T-Nation.

Find out what he's up to via Twitter, Google+, Facebook; and of course his online home. Enjoy.



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A DIY rack for Jerk Support and Recovery.

Recovery via Fondling.

The beauty of a bit of Thai Massage.

Welcome to the Gymchats IV : 137 - 156.

Over the past few months we've had some superb discussions on Google+ : thank you all. It really is fantastic to hear your ideas and techniques on such a wide variety of training topics.

Straight to the Bar 2012 : Strength-Training Resources.

We've noted a number of superb resources in the newsletter this year. Here are a few personal favourites.

Looking At : Dec 8, 2013.Echo Point, Blue Mountains. During the past week we've discussed a number of great links; on Google+, Twitter, Facebook and so on. Here are a few of my favourites.


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