I recently got a new job which has me doing 12 hour shifts through the night, like 6pm to 6am.
Now this is causing some havoc on my training, and my body since I am not used to this. Sleep isn’t a major problem, I’ve put cardboard up on my windows and my room is pretty close to pitch black in the middle of the day and can still manage 7-8 hours even though its fucking hot and noisy.
I’m not sure how I’m going to fit in training and I know there are others who work these sort of hours and still manage. I usually wake up around 2-3pm, and have to start getting ready by 4-4:30 to start at 6. I could work out first thing from waking up, but I’ve always been one who lifts late, as it takes me a long time to get going and from past experience, lifting close to waking up has never worked well for me.
Or after my shift, when I’m pretty fucking tired, and have eaten pretty crappy for the last 12 hours because I haven’t figured out how to eat good meals out of a cooler. Just been drinking milk really. And whey.
I feel in either senario they would both be crappy workouts. Actually I know they would be. Hell, my day off today, I tried to do a workout but was so tired I could barely deadlift a weight 50 pounds lighter then what I lifted last week.
Anyone been in a similiar situation and worked around it? Any tips on eating out of a cooler would help. I’ve been bringing protein shakes and milk but I’m not getting in near enough food.