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Winning Advice

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              Go to sleep!

Most overlooked training methods are the simplest to perform.

The hussle and bussle of living the big city life can lead to not having enough time to get everything accomplished in a day. Portland has something worth doing 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Why take time to sleep?

It is well known that the body can go for long periods without sleep. It should also well known that depriving the body of sleep is stupid!

According to the National Sleep Foundation, “Getting a good night's sleep is critical to peak performance during the day, regardless of activity. The quality and amount of sleep athletes get is often key to winning their sport.” Note the word “KEY” in that statement. Not getting enough sleep will lessen your chances of winning a bout. Depravation will cause you mental and physical stress added to the fact that not getting enough rest will lessen your abilities to recover from injury and slow reaction time.

A warrior who sacrifices sleep sacrifices himself.

Winning means training every day not just the night before the bout. Adjust your dietary habit to limit caffeine and sugars after lunch. They may be keeping you awake at night. Do not eat for at least two hours before going to sleep. Eating involves a lot of energy to process what is eaten. Sleep is a time for the body to rest. If you eat before you sleep your body is not getting the rest it needs.

Grandmaster Mingtang Xu of Kundawell Institute in Beijing devotes entire lectures to the subject and is the subject of his video “Open Secret”. He refers to sleep as the secret to good health and longevity. If you want to keep your youthful appearance, the most important thing to do is get a good night’s sleep every night.

Give healthy (not drug induced) sleep the highest priority on your training routine. It will give you the edge you need to win.

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