Sleep is king 👑 and the absolute best recovery tool you have, but if you’re like me and often train in the evening, then there’s a good chance your sleep that night will be all over the show.
EXERCISE is a form of STRESS, and when we ask our bodies to jump higher, run faster and lift heavy things a cocktail of stress chemicals (e.g., adrenalin, cortisol) is pumped around the body so we can do what we need to do.
However, jacking your stress response 2-4 hours before bedtime is not a great ingredient for quality sleep, so to minimise the impact post-training you need tools that shift your mind and body from fight/flight/freeze (sympathetic) to rest/digest (parasympathetic).
You can find a simple breathing protocol on my website (HERE) that does just this. It gets more potent with practice, and personally, I can go from very wired/alert to dozing on the floor in 10-20 minutes.