I love this article from Psychology Today--studies are proving that getting a full night's sleep can lead to improved performance in sports. In addition, figuring out if you are a 'lark' or an 'owl' will you tell what time of day will give you your best results! Have you found this to be true for you? I know I have!
Can Rest Improve Your Sports Performance?
In sports, proper rest leads to success.
Getting the Edge
What's the difference between the best athletes in the world and the next best? Fame, glory, fortune -- and inches, millimeters and milliseconds. With so many superb athletes so closely matched, anything providing an edge changes also-rans to champions.
Which is why we have endless doping scandals, use of growth hormone and "unlisted" drugs throughout sports and juries investigating Roger Clemens -- people go to great lengths to find that "edge." Yet sometimes the edge is natural. What you need is knowledge, practice and the understanding of when to use the knowledge of how your body really works.