WANT TO GET BETTER SLEEP?

Those people who sleep better:

* become more productive and creative at work;
* get leaner without a restrictive diet, because they recover faster;
* become the best version of themselves, while enjoying their life the the max!

Stack the odds in your favour by aquiring a personal Sleep & Recovery coach!

- Alexey Sokolovskiy, BHS
Certified Sleep & Recovery Coach
Naturopathy specialist
Sports Dietitian, Nutrition Coach
ISSA Vinyasa yoga instructor
Russian Academy Of Sciences SF (fmr.)

WANT TO GET MORE FIT & HEALTHY?

Let's GROW together, with "progress, not perfection" approach:

* become disciplined without set training and sleep times
* get leaner without a restrictive diet by ... getting better at sleeping!
* become the best version of yourself and enjoy your life even more!

Apply for your trial week of Sleep & Recovery Coaching now to get detailed personalized instructions on how to optimize your sleep - tonight!

- Alexey Sokolovskiy
Alexey Sokolovskiy, BHS, CNC, SSR

Just ONE simple step from crushing your fitness and body composition goals:

Being a highly effective person
Say goodbye to procrastination and be a highly effective person at work and at your hobbies \ side hassles. Feel energized and in gear - today, and every day after.
Get the most of life
Rise and shine! Start your day early, finish all the to-dos before dark, and set aside time to destress and make sense of your days before its over, forever. Taste life, feel life, live your best life.
Be a bio-hacking machine you want to be
Get really close and personal with gym and out of the gym activities suitable for any level of fitness from zero to an Olympians that I work with on a daily basis. Crush your goals and get to the next level. Get that sweet 1% advantage that makes you #1 in what you know you're already good at.
Get personalized advice and reps\sets count
Want to make the most of your training? Or get the best BMI and fat percentage since your 20s if you're over 40? Get personalized sleep & recovery evaluataion, expert advice + coaching from a certified Sleep & Recovery Coach, dietitian, nutritionist and yoga trainer. Because You deserve it!
A 'lil bit of magic
When you use Sleep & Recovery techniques, a sort of "magic" happens. No, REALLY! Try it yourself to realize it for yourself. The "magic" is the combination of shifting your inherently healthy habits towards perfection a little more every single da, consistently. There is no magic pill, but - you have everything you need already! Now, let's build your Sleep & Recovery plan today, and get to work.
Be the best coach for yourself
Many people realize the need to hire a fitness coach, accountability coach, wellness coach, nutritionist, yoga trainer, psychologist, doctor .... etc. etc. etc. But - what about your need for a decent sleep & recovery coach? You spend just 1-2 hours a day (or per week) in the gym, but you sleep 6-8 hours every nigh! Doctors agree your sleep deserves your attention. For a limited time, benefit from Sleep Optimization coaching for just a tiny fraction of a price of psychologist' or doctor's services! And you might not require those after we're done here.
The journey you are embarking on
In my coaching, You take up the challenge to do ONE or SOME of these simple actions, every day, for 7+ days (choice of daily action is personalized):
  • Hydrate - to be 100% alive
    Drink those ~2 - 2.5 liters that doctors recommend. Using my "GrothCard" (provided), you will check the first column -"HYDRATE". You have 12 check boxes, each for 200 ml, to help you to drink 2.4 liters of water \ herbal infusions \ fruit juices \ tea every day.
  • Walk the walk
    It's proven that walking 5.000+ steps a day lowers the risk of many chronic illnesses. But the real sweet spot is 7 to 8 thousand steps, that bring the most benefits for every minute. Walking more than 8.000 steps a day is also doubtless beneficial, although not crucial. The Growth Card (provided) sets gives you "12 check box" room to improve you healthy habit up to 12.000 steps a day. I recommend 7.000 -12.000 steps a day for best body composition and general health. You may choose to alternate walking and jogging\running at a comfortable pace.
  • Sprint \ Burpees \ Rowing
    Would you prefer to look like Usain Bolt or like Rich Roll? It's all a matter of personal preference (and lots of hard work!) of course. Although the benefits of endurance training and proven, and are many, its the strenuous activity like sprinting that brings optimal development of your muscular system and an (arguably) the most amazing physique. Sprinting, doing burpees and working out on a rowing machine brings generally similar benefits. You may choose one favorite activity or combine 2 or even 3 of them in a day, if you choose to accept this "Bolt challenge". Be advised to alternate those 3 activities to avoid repetitive stress injuries. Check 1 box for every 2 minutes of sprinting \ doing burpees \ rowing.
  • Push-ups \ Plank
    Push-ups and plank both offer an intense workout in a very short time. Just 30-60 seconds will get your heart pumping, bringing you to Zone 3 or even 4 on your Cardio zones scale. Pushups also shape your chest and shoulders, and the Plank is one of best exercises to build yourself a strong core \ rock-solid abs (and a strong will). Check one checkbox for every 10 pushups you do, and\or every 10 seconds you hold the plank. The goal is to do 120 push-ups \ hold the plank for 2 minutes, per day, total. Alternate every other day or just do your favorite thing if you recover that fast.
  • Pull-ups \ Bench press
    Pull-ups (including chin-ups) are a fantastic way to build your upper-body strength. Pull-ups are harder; they primarily target your back and biceps, while engaging many stabilizing muscles in your core, arms, and shoulders, building strong traps. Chin-ups (as sometimes differentiated from "the proper" pull-ups) are also great as they train the muscles of your upper back, chest, and arms, but with the obvious emphasis on your biceps. Bench-press is one similarly strenuous exercise that primarily builds strength (not endurance) that is crucial to build "spartan" pecs, but also front delts and triceps - all while training your spirit also as you grind through the reps experiencing more and more fatigue. (Be sure to have a bench press buddy or stop before failure). Check one checkbox for every 5 reps or pull-ups, chin-ups or bench press. I'd advise to do x5 bench presses with your sub-maximal weight that you can lift 6-7 times before failure, 3-12 times per training session. Alternate with pull-ups (and chin-ups) every other day. Aim to hit 60 pullups daily total \ 60 reps bench press (alternating days) eventually.
  • Sit-ups \ Climb stair
    Sit-ups improve your legs strength, but also just give your leg muscles SOME work if you live a primarily sedentary lifestyle - as 99% of human population of industrially developed countries do nowadays. Sit-ups are great for robust hormonal health and there is some evidence they might be good for memory too. Be sure to stop at a right (or blunt) angle to safeguard your knees and lower back from trouble (avoid deep squats, especially with weights). Sit-ups are a great break from office work, and can be done almost everywhere, including beside your desk. Check 1 box for every 15 sit-ups with the goal of doing 180 total during the day. Alternatively, climb stairs, and check 1 box for every 2 floors climbed; aim at 24 \ day.
  • Swim or Cycle
    Finding time and place (reachable in a reasonable amount of time) to swim can be tough or easy, depending on where you live. But you have an option to do cycling instead. Both will improve your cardio health in mere months. Every 1 of 12 check boxes is valued at 5 minutes. "Full deck" will give you those 60 min (5x12) of daily swimming or cycling that are a very reasonable goal. If you're a real Spartan (or just train for your next triathlon), you may choose to do BOTH to check full stack (12 boxes) after swimming for 30 min and cycling for 30 min. any time during the day.
  • Actively de-stress \ Stretch
    I can't stress enough how important it is to de-stress! Watching Netflix is NOT actively de-stressing, but walking in nature, intently watching a sunrise\sunset, contemplating a serene scene akin to a Zen garden or a mountain landscape (or just looking at a photo of it!) is. Stretching is another option that gives you similar benefits (with that added benefit oh, err, actual benefits to your body not just your mind) - you may do gentle yoga, Pilates, Tai-Chi, Chu-Kung, or just go and "stretch your legs" walking your dog (or a cat, or a ferret, for that matter!), or visit sauna \ hammam or even get a massage to "stretch" passively. (Note that GIVING massage, i.e. to your loved one - also counts and actively de-stressing). If you do a LOT of active de-stressing \ stretching on a given day (GOOD for you!) your session can bleed out to the "Sleep" columns (see next paragraph).
  • Sleep
    They say, "sleep is a minor death", as during sleep our soul (mind, astral body, call it what you may) somehow "departs from the body". You might even be aware of a possibility of so-called "Lucid dreaming" as an alternative to "just" sleeping. Or you may not. But the doctors and scientists completely agree on one thing - getting a good sleep EVERY night is crucial for good overall (and mental) health, as to reducing weight (and surprisingly, sleep burns more fat than any exercise can). Getting 7-10 hours of sleep is a real treasure and a game changer, whenever you're an athlete or just want to stay reasonably healthy in your 40s and 50s. Recent studies show that most people chronically under-sleep (if your sleep 6 hours per night, or have really bad sleep, you're one of them. Build a robust pre-sleep routine and ensure absolute darkness & quiet in the room for best results "for your buck". 1 check box is 1 hour of sleep.
  • See side B for more
    Side B of your GrowthCard (provided) is meant to be practiced - AND checked out - the same day (every day). While side A actions focus on your fitness and recovery, side B is purely about your optimal nutrition. To stay on track with your activities, you need fuel. So don't feel up your private jet with that '91 gasoline! Treat yourself to the best food you can get. What is that, exactly - see on side B. Good nutrition in combination with regular exercise (and some "secret" sleep optimization routines I'll share with you) will get you the best sleep of your life! In just 7 days or so.
"Get precise recommendations o optimizing your Sleep & Recovery - made just for YOU based on your individual parameters including current weight, body height, age and biological sex, BMI, TBW, ECW, bone density, metabolic age, muscle protein, fitness and sleep data from your smart watch or smart band \ Aura ring \ Whoop, and more - by request (paid service)! Start your private Sleep & Recovery optimization coaching today!

Alexey Sokolovskiy
Sleep & Recovery Coach
The journey won't be easy, but the steps to it are SIMPLE
You take up the challenge to support your activities by getting ONE or SOME of these nutrient-dense food items, every day, for 30 days (side B of your card):
  • Low-calorie vegetables and leafy greens
    They help you to stay lean, and get vital nutrients from natural food sources, too. You can eat literally a bucket of spinach on a 2,000 calorie diet! Or just a morsel of red meat for same calorie "budget". It's not advised to eat ONLY green veggies, of course, but you can use them to crowd out any un-healthy habits that you might have. I.e., (come to an agreement with your mind and) eat a bowl of salad first if you crave chocolate mousse and see if you still want it afterwards. Leafy greens are usually rich in micro-nutrients and are very low-cal at the same time. Aim at have 4-8 fist-sized portions of veggies every day, depending on your body size\weight. Check a check-box every time you eat\drink (i.e. in a smoothie) even a small portion of veggies\greens.
  • Protein is important!
    Every person, depending on fitness goals, biological sex, age, and other data, needs to consume 40-200 grams of protein daily to meet one's nutritional needs and be healthy \ attain one's fitness and body composition goals. Second column on your Growth Card is dedicated to PROTEIN. You have 12 check boxes, each for 10 grams of protein consumed, or 1 portion of food that contains protein (for example, a piece of chicken, or a slice of sourdough bread). Exact amount of protein you need can be calculated using numerous online services or by consulting a nutritionist such as myself.
  • Berries \ superfruits
    Berries are "superfoods" and superfoods are too, of course. "Super-" means that the food is extremely high in antioxidants and\or micronutrients while being low on calories. So, nuts\seeds or, i.e. beef steaks are not "superfoods" because they are very high calories and you can hit your 2500 or so calorie daily max eating just a little. In contrast, you can almost eat as much blueberries, raspberries and strawberries as you like without having to worry about hitting your calorie budget' ceiling for today. Doctors recommend at least a few portions of berries daily for brain health and longevity. We have 12 checkboxes for you to fill every day, 1 box meaning 1 portion - be it a spoonful or a handful, so check a box every time you eat even a little "superfoods" (berry-flavoured jam is normally NOT a superfood).
  • Fresh ripe fruits
    An old adage "An apple a day keeps the doctor at bay" - is still true nowadays, but you need a lil more than just 1 apple per day. Check 1 box for every portion (no matter the size) of fruit you consumed today (i.e. 1 apple \ 1 cup of grapes \ a few dry figs = 1 checkbox). Remember to eat 2 times more vegetables than fruits (eat twice less fruits than vegetables) as most fruits are _generally_ higher in sugar and calories than vegetables. Choose fresh, ripe organic fruits with minimal carbon footprint whenever reasonably readily available, over dry\canned\imported\frozen\dehydrated fruits. Remember dry fruits are MUCH higher in calories.
  • Vegetable juice
    Vegetable juice is way more healthy compared to fruit juice that is more commonly used, because it's much lower in total sugar and added sugar. Look for the least processed vegetable juice you can get your hands on - or, ideally, squeeze it yourself. What vegetables are good for juicing? - think carrot, beet (without leaves), kale, cucumber, parsley, celery, spinach, bell peppers, and much more. You should choose different vegetables - diversify, don't settle for 1-3 vegetables you prefer: remember it's your medicine, not a treat, and "nothing tastes as good as the good health".
  • Complex carbs
    Complex (and any, really) carbs are essential for good fluids and hormonal balance, strength, stamina, and good sleep. Complex carbs are best to used strategically between training session as long-term fuel. While simple\fast carbs are best during or immediately after your WOD (and any training session), complex carbs can and should be taken at any time during the day (yes, at dinner too). Aim at 12-16 fist\handful-sized portions of complex carbs (including vegetables) through the day, every day. Vegetables and berries are predominantly carbs, so vegetables are "carbs" (not fat, not protein, for sure). Beans, oats, blueberries and pasta, rice are all good exapmles of complex carbs. We don't usually eat "fast" carbs, such as soda pop, icecream, candy or pastries - the only exception being for 1st half-hours after your WOD (workout of the day) that you HAVE to reward yourself for (this doesn't happen every day, for sure).
  • Fiber-rich food
    You MUST get at least 25 grams of fiber (including water-soluble and water-insoluble, just total) per day, if your want to be healthy and physically active. It's best to get your fiber from minimally-processed food, i.e. vegetables, NOT from a powder supplement, for best results both short- and long-term. Some examples of fiber-rich foods include beans, broccoli, avocadoes, sour dough \ full grain \ brown bread, corn (and nothing-funny-added popcorn), carrots, cabbage (any kind), beets, spinach and other leafy greens, apples, and dry fruit. Aim at 25 grams as minimum, or 10+ small portions. An example of a portion - an apple \ a small slice of sour dough bread with guac on it, a few heads of (cooked) broccoli, a handful of popcorn. Check "Complex carbs", "Protein food" boxes at the same time if relevant.
  • Nuts and seeds
    Nuts and seeds are rich in healthy fats, protein, and have some fiber as well. Nuts and seeds add calories very fast, so be careful with them - we count 1 nut \ some seeds (for example, a teaspoonful of seeds) as 1 portion, aiming at ~100g total nuts and seeds per day. Every time you eat nuts or seeds (including as an ingredient in a protein bar, smoothie, or porridge), check a box or two, depending on the portion. Note that nuts and seeds may be hard to digest (especially peanuts) so its best to grind them, or just add them to other food such as your morning super smoothie. Some ideas to kick-start checking out your nuts-and-seeds graph boxes include cashew nuts, pistachio nuts, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, and much more. Add of course, nuts are a great and ready to eat snack you can take with you everywhere easily.
SO... HOW TO USE "GROTH CARD", AGAIN?

-It's super-easy, really:

* Aim to check one or more (all - for Spartans only) graphs from top to bottom as you go about your day.
* See both side A and side B for healthy actions to be taken during the day, every day
* Depending on your training\lifestyle, you may choose to fill some columns and leave others empty - that's perfectly OK. You don't have to reach the bottom of your colums also - but it's a challenge to do just that.
* don't you worry if some days and "good" and some are "bad" for crushing your goals - everybody has his own ups and downs. But this card will remind you even on a "bad" day that you have some things to be done before you sleep.
* Be sure to have fun! Don't be too tough on yourself, this is not the Army)
* and remember to compete only with your self (that said, you can even "play" cards with another person, - the more completed card "beats" the less completed.
WHAT IF YOU WANT SUPPORT ON THIS:

* send me a message for a quick answer to a question

* a tougher question may require us booking a 30 - 60 min consultation (paid)

* I can help you build your detailed meals plan considering your health conditions, food preferences, body composition goals etc. - send me a message to get quotes

NOTE: you may use this "Growth Card" free of charge, with my Sleep & Recovery coaching, and only if its relevant. I.e. if you're a Pro athlete, you won't need the GrothCard as you're already highly phisically active (you may still want to use this side B, to optimize your nutrition). Detailed one on one consultations, coaching, and use of GrowthCard are a paid service and are subject to availability due to time restrictions. Please ping me, contacts are below!
Grab your exercise mat, your sleeping mask & earplugs, and let's get you the sleep you deserve!
If you have any questions regarding Sleep & Recovery Coaching with me, don't hesitate to contact me.

Alex Sokolovskiy
Provided by
a Sports dietitian, Nutritionist,
Nutrition coach, Naturopathy specialist, BHS,
cert. yoga and fitness yoga instructor,
Alexey ("Alex") Sokolovsky
(originally from Russia, living in Asia for 15+ years):
RSS Coach - Sleep & Recovery
PN1 Certified Nutrition Coach
2X-BHS: Naturopathy, Athletic Nutrition
4 x books author
Certified ISSA Ashtanga Yoga instructor

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