Working out the day before an overnight shift

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  1. eljefedetonto

    eljefedetonto OT Supporter

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    So, I work 9p-9a tomorrow night and I was wondering if it was gonna be worthwhile to do leg day before that. Everyone here seems to say sleep is the major factor in muscle development and I won't be getting that until my shift is up.

    If not, should I just do cardio instead? I'd rather do legs though :o
     
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    All of my shifts are overnight 12 hour shift, 6pm-6am. I lift from 3-4 everyday.
     
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    hmm, id say skip it and do the cardio if anything. your lower body consists of some of the biggest muscles in your body so in my opinion make sure you can get the rest for development.
     
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    You're overthinking brah. Just lift, eat, go to work and eat some more, then sleep when you get home.
     
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    i'll lift a little earlier in the day and then just spend my entire shift eating, sleep when i get home

    not a big deal, no need to overcomplicate things
     
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    I lift before and after overnight shifts all the time. Just adjust your sleep schedule so you don't fall behind. You can't really catch up on sleep.
     
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