by Team ICG® Master Trainer Jim Karanas “Today was the hardest recovery ride ever! I complained the entire way and had three different plans to abort and shortcut the ride throughout the route.” That’s an actual comment sent to me by a former student of mine. The rider is dedicated, committed and strong. And the statement raised so much conflict in me, I felt obliged to write another post about
If I could tell you that I had access an incredibly effective performance enhancer that couldn’t be picked up on any drug test and is completely and utterly free, I’m fairly sure you accuse me of lying. What about if I then said that you had unlimited access to it too? You’d probably just shake your head and walk away. Well it’s all true. What is this wonder drug? Sleep.
Ask my family, of the three components of fitness (Training – Nutrition – Rest) which is most important to me and without hesitation they will say Rest! Or in my case Sleep! I’m habitual in my sleep habits because a good night’s sleep is paramount to my effectiveness the following day. So when I heard that today is Sleep Apnea Day here in the USA, I though I should do my part to help
It doesn’t matter how much you exercise, how well you eat, or how strictly you control your caloric intake – your body is constantly stressed or your sleep is inadequate, you will constantly fail in pursuing your health, wellness, or performance goals. But if these barriers are removed, you will vastly improve your ability to gain maximum benefits from a good nutrition plan. As you explain the importance of stress