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Sleep Issues on Training Days


#21

Not really. Work schedule makes it difficult. I can reduce my home time before workout. That should help.


#22

Agree the caffeine is not the whole issue. I do keep it pretty cold at night. I live in Minnesota, so similar weather to Canada. We just got 20 inches of snow mid April, so the frozen tundra exists outside of Canada too!


#23

Lift in the morning or by noon as opposed to at night (if that’s what you do).

I might not be the caffeine. I had the same issue and didn’t use caffeine pre-training. I’ve switched to morning lifting and sleep great now.


#24

I’ll move the workouts on weekends to morning. During the weekdays I have to stick to night. I will try to get to the gym earlier though.


#25

I found squatting and deadlifting affected me the most, fwiw.


#26

Especially squatting for me. Everyone always says deadlifts are more taxing, but I feel more sore and tired from squatting.

Maybe it’s because my squat is catching up to the deadlift (only 45 lbs behind).


#27

I had the same thing going on when I worked out at night regardless of the stimulants, Try some vitamin c post work with a lot of carbs to drive your cortisol level down. Also cold showers, for some reason if I take a cold shower, or get in a cold tub it really helps me get out of that hyped up, working out mentality


#28

I’ll give those things a try. I do think it is a combination of things. I believe my hype from cortisol is part of it. If I feel like I have a runner’s high after working out, it almost always means hard to fall asleep.


#29

if not caffeine, nervous system might be amped up.
My no 1 go to is watch a comedy with post workout meal after heaviest sessions. Total bro-science but I feel a good laugh resets me neurologically and really helps with recovery.

Also warm down by doing something like elliptical for 3-10 mins, super low resistance level.
Good tip here as well…