Want to know a way you can get better results from your training and performance alongside increased mental alertness? Sleep.
The majority of your physical growth hormone (the magic which turns your hours of burpees and bicep curls into muscle) are created during sleep – so after you put all those hours into your Mudder training, you’ll want to put in a good 8-10 hour shift a night to allow yourself maximum recovery.
Poor quality sleep, or simply not enough, can negatively affect your levels of growth hormones, and no amount of protein powder is going to be able to recover that deficit.
Tracking your sleep with a fitness tracker allows you to know how much, and how well, you’re sleeping. Armed with this knowledge, alongside knowing how often you wake up during the night and how many calories you burn just from sleeping, you’ll be able to improve the quality and quantity of nature’s most powerful recovery tool.
Sleep also restores your brain functions and alertness levels. And when it comes to Tough Mudder – the ultimate test of teamwork, mental grit, and physical strength – you’re going to want as much of that as possible.