The Underlying Importance of Sleep

Originally published in Los Angeles Sport & Fitness, December 2012.

In college, I set my alarm for 5A.M. so that I could wake up, grab a banana, and drive to the Marina Del Rey boathouse to be on the water with the crew team by 5:30 A.M. Rowing early in the morning was practical, as the water was calm before the hubbub of the daily marina activities. Also, our meets were in the morning; we trained in a similar state to our performance state in terms of our Circadian rhythms. Read more

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