How important is sleep when training?

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  1. Girder_Shade

    Girder_Shade OT Supporter

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    Sounds like a stupid question but I'm being legitimate here.
    Reason is, I work 50 hours a week at my job and by the time I finish late at night and have dinner I do my workouts at the gym but by the time I get back home its pretty late though I'll still stay up and do other stuff.

    Most nights I'll average 5-6 hours sleep which is really baad cause I'm feeling the effects of fatigue and weakness set in during the days but how bad is it really hurting my progress in muscle gain?

    I know you are supposed to eat and rest just as well as you train hard but if I'm missing out on the resting part alot is it all just a waste?
    By rest I do mostly mean sleep as I do rest my muscles by only doing 1 muscle group per day per week.

    Advice greatly appreciated thanks!
     
  2. MaineSucks

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    There are three things required to grow:

    Heavy Lifting
    Diet
    Sleep


    It is extremely important.
     
  3. Aradia

    Aradia New Member

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    Just make sure your not sleeping while you train.

    Or training while you sleep... You won't get very good results.
     
  4. irKevLar

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    If you can't get 8 hours of good sleep don't even go to the gym.
    You'll be one of "those guys" who looks exactly the same year after year.
     
  5. MaineSucks

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    michael FLORIDA > *

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    cls Though I have fallen, I will rise. Though I sit in

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    Don't go to the gym?? Are you serious?

    Sleep is important for making efficient progress, though i can't explain the biological reasons for it.
     
  8. moses

    moses OMGWTFBBQ

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    i just can't sleep 8 hours a night, i just don't have the time :(

    i get 7 though :dunno:
     
  9. Falconer

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    I don't go to the gym if I didn't get enough sleep the night before.
     
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    same

    830 AM class ftl
     
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    sleep is in important


    :ugh:
     
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    uhhhh, on a gains standpoint, i'm sure it's better to workout for an hour (probably 2 hours after driving, getting ready, etc.) and sleep 6 hours rather than not workout and get the 8 hours sleep. not so sure how this stands on a health standpoint though.
     
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    Personally I don't lift if I get a horrible night of sleep.

    Usually I get a solid 6 no matter what and usually 8 so it doesn't happen frequently.
     
  14. CPop

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    I benched 650 getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night.
     
  15. LancerV

    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    Ive hit PR's with 2hrs of sleep
     
  16. Ceaze

    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    What, 115 lb bench?
     
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    Sleep is very very important. GH is release the most during sleep..actually the greatest pulse of GH release is during the first 2 hrs of sleep.
     
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    opinionated nub out of no where :rolleyes:
     
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    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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  20. jared_IRL

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    Yeah, sleep is important, but is it really important enough to give up lifting if you can't get enough?

    Thats ridiculious. You'd all suggest he just sit at home and watch TV instead?

    Fuck that.

    Hit the gym as often and as hard as you can. Get as much sleep as you can. You'll be fine.
     
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    Sleep is important but going to the gym is more important.
     
  22. Ceaze

    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    Making excuses. Threadstarter just needs better time management. There's no reason you can't get 8 hrs of sleep per night while working 50 hrs a week.
     
  23. Aradia

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    When I hit the gym really hard I tend to sleep better...that is if my son isn't being a tard that night.
     
  24. y1997

    y1997 Made in the U.S.S.R.

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    I get 5-6 hours of sleep everyday. :hs:

    Everyone on here knows that I had no results whatsoever. :hsugh:
     
  25. jokka

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    i use to sleep 6 hours a day like when i first started lifting. Now i value every minute of it so even if there is hot lesbian anal scat pron on tv i'm not giving it up for my sleep time.
     
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