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Fitness Tip of the Day: The Best Recovery Hack

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Track your sleep.

I get asked a lot: “Coach! What’s the best recovery hack?” Sleep. Simple, old-fashioned, sleep. But while sleep is simple, the things that can affect its quality and quantity are not.

That’s why I recommend using a sleep tracker. (I’m not married to any of them, but I have several athletes who use and like the Whoop strap.)

Perform a little experiment on yourself and measure the effects with a sleep tracker. Usually watch TV before bed? Don’t do it for a few nights and see the effect it has on the quality of your sleep.

By spending money on a tracker and experimenting, you can customize your sleep routine to optimize your recovery.

Joe Howdyshell, head coach of USSMA National Team

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