Resting and You!

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  1. Biskit

    Biskit Active Member

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    When do you take your days off?

    I have been doing 5 days on 2 days of.

    Have been told to do 2 days on 1 off 3 days on 2 off 2 days on 1 day off 3 days on ect...

    I have also been told to do:

    Monday
    Tuesday
    Rest
    Thursday
    Friday
    Rest
    Rest
    Monday
    Tuesday
    ....
     
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    Also, do you actually need 8 hours of sleep or else "nothing is going to happen".

    I just can't sleep for that long =/.
     
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    I rest fridays and fridays only, 3 day muscle rotation for 6 days then one day of rest, and that one day of rest is really really being looked forward to this week.
     
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    I take Saturdays and Sundays off, but i'm usually doing some sort of active work on the house, and light cardio (walking the dog, etc...)

    Get as much sleep as you need. 8 hours is the recommended average for all people, but your body will give you a much better idea.

    For me, i've found that too much sleep is worse than not enough. If I sleep in on the weekends and get 10 or so hours, I feel sluggish all day long.
     
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    they changed the recommended about of sleep to 9 hours a few months ago...

    i do 3 days on, 1 day off.
     
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    9 hours of sleep wtf!

    does it actually matter THAT much

    because 8-9 seems a lot, i get 6-7 and i feel 110% but get bitched at by people because i work out and dont get "enough sleep" so i wont see results and im working out for no reason.
     
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    sun: on
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    tues: on
    wed: off
    thurs: on
    friday: on
    sat: off
     
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    I lift tues/thurs/sat and do cardio the rest of the days. I may toss in a gpp/fun day to do sled/keg/sandbag work once it gets warm though.
     
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    9 hours has always been my prime time :bowdown:
     
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    Doesn't mean I get it. More like once or twice a week.

    I workout 2 days a week, 5 days off. :rofl::rofl:
     
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    that sounds like me. I'm trying to get some shit in check right now though. Living at the beach for the summer :o
     
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    monolith My soul grows ever weary and the end is ever near. OT Supporter

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    I workout Mon-Fri and I take Sat and Sun off. I might go out for a light run or a nice swim but nothing crazy, just something to keep my body going.

    I try and get at least eight hours of sleep every night, I like letting my body rest. Plus going to the gym twice a day can make you very, very tired.
     
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    monday/tuesday/thuresday/friday

    rest are off days.
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    every other day
     
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    i go mon, wed, fri, sat.
     
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    i rest weekends and wed is just a cardio day
     
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    6 days on, 1 off and 4 weeks per month and usually 2-3 days off at the end of each month. Since I'm going to miss a few days while in Cali, postponed the days off until then.
     
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    Well a lot of researchers always recommended 9 hours ( I actually have an 8 year old psych book that notes this ), but the 8 hour semi-misconception was brought about by the media as they misinterpret "recommended" versus "optimal".

    Around 8 is recommended while 9 is optimal. I know it's a battle of semantics but that's what my old and new psych book point out.

    It's the same thing as the misconception that we can't dream unless we are in REM. In fact, we can hallucinate or "dream" at any stage of sleep (including when theta waves are prodominant in our EEG), though our extraordinary dreams occur when we are in a state of paralysis in REM and our prefrontal cortex does not rationalize or properly plan out a thought scheme-- it just goes with the flow basically.

    Sure, you are 80% likely to catch someone during a dream if you awake them during REM, but there's still a 15-50% chance of catching a dreamer in stage 1 or 2.
     
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