Rest and Recovery
“As a CrossFitter you have likely been: fatigued, sore and generally beat up at one time or another, or perhaps continuously! This is a result of training. What will largely determine the results you obtain from training is a multifaceted concept, recovery. Adequate recovery allows for more training and ultimately improved performance.
Get 8–10 hrs per night in a completely dark room. This will normalize inflammatory conditions, autoimmunity, insulin resistance and hormone status (good things like growth hormone, testosterone and estrogen).
Find ways to manage stress. Interestingly, if one is well fed and adequately rested one is more resistant to stress.
This is where all this recovery stuff gets very interwoven: If you lack sleep you do not digest or absorb food normally. Sleep affects digestion, nutrition affects sleep. Things like stress affect both.”
Excerpt from “On Recovery” by Robb Wolf in The CrossFit Journal