Tuesday, May 24, 2016

For Optimum Skill Acquisition, Get Your ZZZZZs

Tatum and John Cena know the best way to consolidate skill training is to sleep on it.
                               
Mike frequently admonishes all our trainees to get enough sleep. Sleep is where recovery happens. Sleep is also where a good deal of sensorimotor learning happens. If you want to get better at high skill movements like snatch and clean and jerk, you need to put in your practice, but Science! shows for maximum learning results you need to get your sleep in too. 

The good news is, even if you have real world constraints on consistently geting in your 6-8 hours of night time sleep, a daytime nap can be very powerful. For example, if you train early in the day with Jordan or mid-day with me a half hour afternoon nap could be just the ticket. 

To maximize your gainz, both fitness and skills, figure out a way to get a good night's sleep and maybe a nap too.