When it comes to Krav Maga, there might be an aspect of your training that’s not getting the recognition it deserves. Have you ever thought about how your sleep might affect your practice? Both the amount and quality of your sleep have the power to impact your martial arts growth and progress.
Recovering from your training with quality sleep is an easy way to prepare yourself for the physical and mental challenges of your next Krav Maga class. Here are a few more potential benefits to your Krav Maga training when you focus on getting plenty of sleep:
Working hard at a high intensity without getting adequate sleep can lead to pain and injury. When you sleep, you give your body a much-needed opportunity to repair itself. Aim to get about seven to eight hours of quality sleep each night.
Boost Your Immune System
Have you ever gotten into a good routine with your Krav Maga training only to wake up one morning with a sore throat and stuffy nose? Taking time away from training when you become sick can be frustrating. However, when you prioritize sleep, you boost your body’s immune system, and you have a good chance of fighting off any pending illnesses.
Improve Reaction Time and Accuracy
Have you ever noticed that when you are running on limited sleep, it feels like you’re moving in slow motion? On the other hand, when you’re well-rested, you’re more likely to react quickly and with greater accuracy. Sleep keeps your brain from feeling like you’re in a fog and keeps you training at your best.