Gymchat 159 - Recovery Methods : Sleep II

Better sleep = faster recovery from workouts.


Quick reminder : in this week's Gymchat we'll be discussing the incredible ability of sleep to aid your workout recovery, and the many ways to improve the sleep you're already getting.

No matter what your sleep is like at the moment - and how you'd like to fine-tune things - we'd love to hear about it. See you there.



Sleep is a topic that's long fascinated me, and it was one of the first ones we tackled in the original Twitterchats (now Gymchats); nearly 3 years ago.

This week I'd like to return to it with the simple questions :

'How do you sleep?' and 'How does it influence your recovery?'

Look forward to hearing your answers, no matter what they are. Biphasic sleep, ZMA, late evening meals; whatever works for you.

See you there.


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Who : Strength-training fans
Topic : Recovery Methods : Sleep II
When : Wed Mar 7, 9pm EDT (2am UTC)
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Where : https://plus.google.com/u/0/113406428532094481598/posts/1k2YnK3A8my

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Nice one.


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Looking At : Week Ending Mar 11, 2012.

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What's your current diet like? What do you eat, and why?

Video for Gymchat 256 - Injury Prevention & Management (John Paul Catanzaro).

Have you ever been unable to train due to injury? How do you minimise the risk of it happening again?



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