Did you know you can improve your athletic performance by increasing the amount of sleep you get each night by a moderate amount? A study done at University of California - San Francisco followed 17 MLB players for 5 nights. The players were told to get as much extra sleep as they could and record it. The mean extra hours of sleep reported was .6 hours, or about 35 minutes per night. The results showed that the players that got at least 30 minutes of extra sleep per night, saw a 13% increase in their reaction time, which in baseball can be all the extra time you need to hit a fastball. Try this out yourself! Try to get 30-60 minutes extra sleep a night for a week, and see if you feel extra energized at your Exuro sessions!
RESISTANCE TRAINING COMBINED WITH the RUNNING EFFECTS ON CARDIOVASCULAR
Journal of Sports Medicine Physical Fitness conducted a test in 2008 between a running group, circuit training group and combined(running in between circuit) training group that the combined training group showed significant improvements in both cardiovascular(VO2 max) output and strength levels. For those looking to improve cardiovascular and strength functions as well as break up the monotony of traditional cardio training, this was found to be the most effective and efficient protocols when accompanied by intelligent exercise selection and well designed intervals. Which is why the Tabata Study is of interest.