Should you rise early to get in that workout? That's the focus of Centre for Sleep’s latest feature in Impact Magazine Summer Issue.
Here's an excerpt from the article "Swapping Sleep for Gym Time Comes With A Cost":
Sleep is a physiological state during which cognitive processing and memory recover, regenerate and consolidate. These are obviously critical factors that are fundamental to athletic performance. Equally important is acknowledgement that sleep is the state where critical metabolic functions occur that regulate energy metabolism and tissue recovery.
The goal of any training regimen is to determine how to challenge the athlete’s body to break down tissues that will be rebuilt stronger without overtraining the athlete; this is why recovery plays such a vital role in training; it provides the athlete with the appropriate balance of work, rest and sleep to maximize workouts.