• David King says:

    The researchers reported that 9 of the 18 subjects in the intervention group displayed a reduction in performance (of 10 ± 4 W) after the overload period,

    Seriously, what does this say about the other 9 athletes and their training?

    Sleep and overreaching / training is part of my focus at the moment. I am not critical of these studies but I would like to add my own findings.

    Results of the study conclude:

    1. moderate sleep disturbance

    This has not been my experience. I sleep very soundly but you do not wake refreshed. This is not due to a lack of sleep quality or time. There is in my thinking, a window of opportunity. That window is fully utilised in the overreached and over trained but the metabolic processes that have accrued exceed the windows parameters. This is in fact a good definition for what overreaching / training is.

    2. a higher prevalence of infections.

    This may be the case but the issue can be removed through diet.
    What recommendations are made to athletes about sleep?

    My recommendation is similar.

    1. Regular and early sleep time.
    2. Napping depends on the individual. Allowable only if it does not interfere with night time sleep pattern.

    In regards to infection. 80 of immunity is in the gut. Eat a top quality sauerkraut each day.


  • CarrieOki says:

    Great info above. Would like to contribute an Oct. 31, 2013 posting: “Sleep Is Critical for Brain Detoxification, Groundbreaking Research Finds” at http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/10/31/sleep-brain-detoxification.aspx?e_cid=20131031Z1_DNL_art_1&utm_source=dnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20131031Z1 References at bottom of web page.
    As a newbie to your website, thanks for List-of-Progressions pdf.

  • Andrew says:

    will try that out

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