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Benefits of Sleep After Lifting?


#1

Is there any benefit to going to bed acouple hours after you work out? For example if you worked out in the morning take a 2 hr nap after lifting. This is assuming you already get enough sleep at night and get all your proper nutrition in.


#2

Stop overcomplicating this, son.


#3

Sleep at night.

Nap in day when tired and have nap time available.

In other words, what A_B said.


#4

Rest is apart of recovery, and recovery is a big part of building muscle so...it would only help.


#5

Well if you're tired take a frickin nap, ya know? Personally I would rather spend that time eating though. Night time is for sleeping for me anyways.


#6

Naps are nice.


#7

I bet the answer is - the more the merrier!

I never get enough!


#8

If I nap for any considerable amount of time I have trouble getting to sleep at night. So to me its not worth it because I have to get up in the mourning. If you don't really have a set schedule or can sleep in nap your heart out. When I was younger I would take a 4 hour nap every day lol


#9

eat first then sleep. get ur sleep whenever you can nd as much as you can


#10

Anyone ever have a nap and it fucks up your whole day? Lol

Like, starting a nap at 3 when its light out and waking at 7 when it looks like early morning?


#11

+1

Lift, eat, nap. Great for bulking / fast recovery.


#12

fo sho, ive taken naps so intense that it takes a solid 3 hours to recover from them. Just fogged out


#13

At work I usually have a cup of coffee before I take a nap during lunch. Ready to go asap when I wake up.

But right now :smiley: No work! No school! So I sleep all day every day and whenever I want haha! Prob go to sleep right after this post and wake up for my next shake (V-Diet). Than go back to sleep, NEPA walk, and back to sleep again woohoo!

Not sure if that's a bad idea to sleep so much....

and on a side note :stuck_out_tongue: /respect to anyone who doesn't get to sleep much (parents, workers, etc)


#14

Wow boring mother fuckers. Naps are a waste of time unless exhausted and that's usually due to a stupid sleep schedule. I literally don't have time to nap. Unless we are talking about a 20-30 minute power nap sleeping for hours throughout the day does not seem normal......

I function well off 7 hours a sleep each night and have no struggles progressing in the gym.


#15

good for you that you can function off 7 hours, your such a beast Austin. Hell you don't even take naps is there anything you can't do?


#16

Awww,him cwanky boy,ain't he?


#17

I took a nap once on a Thursday and woke up thinking it was Friday.

No one corrected me.


#18

Yeah I can't jerk off with my right hand (I'm a lefty).


#19

Same bro (no homo).


#20

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