Sleep is imperative to an athlete’s performance, from the findings of the UCF strength coach.

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Staff Report

The Orlando Sentinel recently published a report on the University of Central Florida’s strength coach Zach Duval, who monitors his players’ sleep patterns to ensure they are maximizing their potential.

Sleep is one of the most important tools UCF players are using to aid their recovery from high intensity workouts and practices. Duval recommends athletes get a minimum of eight hours of sleep a night, although nine or 10 is preferred based on a Stanford study that directly correlated higher production on the basketball court with more sleep. Muscles recover during deep sleep.

To read more about the strength coach’s findings, visit: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/ucf-knights/os-ucf-football-strength-program-0807-20160806-story.html

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Dan Guttenplan