Sleep is an integral part of our physiology as a species since it mediates an array of functions, including structural (e.g., muscle growth, protein synthesis) and biochemical (e.g., hormonal regulation, metabolism) processes.
Quality sleep after lifting weights could be the secret to building stronger muscles, faster.
A weightlifting session at the gym may leave you powered up for a night out on the town. It turns out that sleep is crucial for strength training recovery and helps with muscle repair after a strenuous workout.
On the flip side, inadequate sleep can interfere with the body’s ability to recover after lifting weights and inhibits the body’s ability to build maximum muscle strength.