Happy new year coach hope it's starting off well.
Wondering what training styles you recommend when sleep is short and/or stress is high. I've noticed that good sleep and positive state are essential. My best gains came during this while using layers system.
Now life's harder and I'm trying to use layers but while poundages/performance are ok, physique is just not improving and even looking smaller, despite good intraworkout and diet.
It's amazing last month when on break for a week, my training and gains skyrocketed and it's made me wonder whether training intensely in a stressed state even helps at all if not detrimental?
I see some posters who train hard, leverage that stress and kill the weights and seem to make gains. Yet I can go intense, force my mental state and hit weights just as hard but phsyqiue actually deteriorates?
Would something like 5/4/3/2/1 focusing on performance and leaving gym fresh be ideal for these days/weeks? Explosive non grinding reps? And in my case, maybe just do rings for upper body (I always feel fresher after rings than heavy weights)
Also aside, Power Drive and Alpha gpc are amazing and keep my performance up.
In short, stress + sub optimal sleep seem to override any gains from intense training...
Thanks for any advice.