The importance of sleep and rest in the recovery process is imperative for all athletes. Post-Exercise Recovery and Regeneration or PERR is just as important as proper nutrition, injury prevention, and an athlete’s training regimen. Sleep is the basis of PERR. Check out the information from our friends to the north at the Canadian Sports Institute on sleep and recovery for long term athlete development.
SLEEP, RECOVERY, AND HUMAN PERFORMANCE - Canadian Sports Institute
Also check out information below on nutrition and recovery from the United States Olympic Committee.
Recovery Fact Sheet - US Olympic Committee
Athlete Eating Guidelines - US Olympic Committee