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Rest is absolutely essential to training and recovery. Taking at least one day per week to rest from exercising is essential to proper recovery. However, sleep is essential every single night. Getting between 8-9 hours of sleep offers whole-body benefits that are good for mind and body.

Getting enough sleep might just be the difference between filling your tag this fall or not too.

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Rest is one of the absolute most important parts off any training program. Without rest, your body cannot recover; without sleep, your body cannot truly rest. You need 8-9 hours of sleep per night to maintain proper recovery and hormone balance. However, if it were possible to make the most of your body’s natural recovery processes while you sleep, there would be no reason to not take full advantage of it. Wilderness Athlete’s Nighttime optimizer is intended to do exactly that.
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When you think about training, rest is not typically something that you are especially mindful of. In fact, often times rest is an afterthought. We typically think, “If I want to make gains in strength, endurance, weight loss, etc., then I need to train as much as possible.” However, what if I told you that you make the most gains when you rest… Would you be surprised? The fact of the matter is that when you train, you are slowly breaking your body down; it is when we rest that our body is rebuilt, stronger, faster, etc.. Rest is one of the most important aspects of your training program because the frequency, duration, and focus of your rest days is crucial to seeing the results you want. Here are a few tips to make the most of your rest:
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