Incidentally, in a totally unrelated vein, how the heck do I upload a profile photo for the forums? Can’t seem to find it anywhere in My Account or in the Edit profile page within the forums….
Sleep as Recovery
While reading Steve’s article about recovery, I was conflicted reading the paragraph about sleep. Steve, you state in that paragraph that REM sleep is most vital for promoting muscle recovery, anabolism, and is when growth hormone is released by the endocrine system. This is contrary to the reading and research I’ve done independently of UA (which is extensive) which indicates that deep sleep is when musculoskeletal recovery and growth occurs, whereas REM sleep is typically associated with cognitive restoration and memory formation.
Steve, can you discuss further your source for this claim? While REM sleep is no doubt important, through my training I place a much higher priority on targeting healthy deep sleep cycles during the night.
Thanks, as always,
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