Are there any other powerlifters out there who work night shift or who frequently get sub-optimal sleep? Any tips?
I work 3 12 hour shifts (7pm-7am) a week, and my schedule differs from one week to the next. I usually do not choose which days I work out on based on my work schedule unless I am planning to max. But I have found that I lift better after sleeping a full night versus working overnight, sleeping into the day, and then lifting. I wonder if lifting heavy during the day and then working all night is a Gains killer.
In other words, when I am able to choose, should I prioritize being fully rested before I lift or the ability to get a full night of sleep after I lift to recover?
Does anyone have any recommendations or experience with this?