Muscle Recovery: A Complete Guide

by Jackie Wicks

Sleep Is Incredibly Important!

cat sleeping on couchGetting enough sleep is another component for muscle recovery. According to a 2011 study from Medical Hypotheses, not getting enough sleep can decrease protein synthesis and increase protein degradation. How much sleep is needed varies–listen to your body.

Sleep also affects levels of critical hormones for exercise and recovery like testosterone, growth hormone, and cortisol. Not getting enough sleep sets your body up for fat gain instead of muscle gain, so 100% effort should be put into getting adequate amounts of high-quality sleep!

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