5 TIPS FOR DEEP WINTER MUSCLE SLEEP

Everyone needs more sleep in the winter – but for physique trainers it’s critical for training quality, recovery and physique progress. Implement these 5 proven hacks for deep winter muscle sleep…..

1. KNOCK YOUR LIGHTS OUT

Last month in our 10 Must Try Muscle Recovery Tips post, we mentioned the power of sleeping in a dark room — but if your room’s still lit-up like a late night kebab shop, you’re stalling your gains. This is a big mistake that most trainers can fall into.

Ask yourself this, how dark is your room?

Biologically we’re designed to sleep without artificial lighting and bright ‘urbanised’ skies – DNA responds to darkness by releasing hormones and chemicals essential for optimal sleep cycles, testosterone synthesis, tissue repair, appetite control, mood and immunity.

Check-list:

*Black out blinds or thick light-proof curtains

*No electronics/digital clocks/chargers

*Your mums eye mask

Another great investment for your physique gains is a natural light alarm clock, which can help stimulate ideal sleep during the darkest winter months.

2. COLD SHOWER + HOT TOWELS = HARDCORE SLEEP

It may seem insane to talk about cold showers during autumn and winter – but hear us out since the trade-off can give you quality sleep and potentially boost your fat burning ability.

Science has shown that a drop in core temperature before bed enhances sleep quality, so that piping hot shower could be working against you. Having a hot towel at the ready will rapidly warm you up, without diminishing the benefits.

Here’s what to do:

*Have a regular hot shower for a few minutes

*Migrate to a cooler shower for 5 minutes

*Blast your body with cold bursts using 30 second pulses for 5 minutes

*Dry off with a hot towel

3 TESTO BOOSTERS BEFORE BED

TESTO BOOSTER SUPPLEMENTS containing zinc and magnesium are the most widely used pre-sleep product among physique trainers, proven to support the synthesis of naturally anabolic hormones. If you’re training hard and have your nutrition on-track, then adding one to your supplement stack will help you go to the next level. While you should expect enhanced recuperation when using a high quality supplement – don’t neglect the all important ‘volume of sleep’ or you’ll massively cut yourself short (aim for 7-8 hour’s minimum).

4 SEROTONIN SLEEP SNACK

Most people sleep best when they don’t have cravings for food – and in the winter this tends to mean a satisfying pre-sleep snack is key to quality recuperation. Something sweet but nutritious with a combination of carbs and protein is the perfect combination to promote the release of nuro-transmiting serotonin that helps you chill out.

We think ‘if it fits your Macro’s – it’s game…..’

Why not try:

PRO 2GO® COOKIE + mug hot milk

Greek yoghurt with warmed apple sauce and cinnamon

Wholegrain toast with peanut butter + PROTEIN SHAKE

5 MEDITATE FOR MUSCLE SLEEP

Meditation is no longer just for yogis up mountains – it’s becoming an on-trend and highly effective tool among pro athletes, physique trainers and high performers in every walks of life. Find yourself an App/download that offers a specialist pre-sleep theta wave playlist. Meditation is being studied for a huge range of benefits in athletes, ranging from enhanced recovery to elevated testosterone levels.

Quality sleep takes a bit of work – but the benefits are worth the investment. Stack together the tips and you’ll find yourself with more energy to train, enhanced recovery, and in the long-term, better physique progress.

Share
POPULAR POSTS
L-Glutamine Facts – Benefits, Side Effects & Dosage
How about some L-Glutamine facts? Levo-Glutamine (or ‘L-G) is a naturally-occurring amino
3 Ways To Add Protein To Your Breakfast
Do your energy levels crash by mid-morning? Feel so sluggish by 11am that you have no choice
Can You Mix Whey Protein With Coffee?
Whey protein - an easily absorbed protein that comes from cows’ milk during cheese production -

Related Searches

Related Articles
catalog_product_view