I think thats BULLSHIT about “if you don’t sleep enough or 8 hours” you won’t grow. What a crock of shit. Sure sleep is important, but so is too much.[/quote]
What? Are you saying that too much sleep is important or not important? You don’t make much sense to me.
Personally if I slept more than I’m sleeping now, I wouldn’t have time to eat, so yes, I suppose that too much sleep is detrimental. But then again what is your definition of “too much” sleep. My definition of “the right amount” of sleep is going to bed at night and letting my body wake up on its own, without an alarm. Granted, most days I don’t have the luxury of doing that, so I settle for a solid 8 hours.
Did it show that they had faster recovery from high intensity strength training, or increased hypertrophy? Because that’s what we’re talking about here.
If I took a random sampling of American males and gave them a Big Mac, I’m sure that most of them would be “happier” than their pre-Big Mac state, but that doesn’t mean that we should all pick up an Extra Value Meal on the way home from the gym.
What medical journal did you read that study in? The Oprah Magazine, or Cosmopolitan?
I bet you a tub of Grow! that if you increased your amount of sleep to a regular 8 hours per night you’d see better gym performance and faster changes in your physique.
We aren’t debating whether or not people “can” grow with 5-6 hours of sleep per night-- we are talking about finding the right amount of sleep for optimum performance.
I tell you what, I’ll make you a deal. You keep getting your 5 hours of sleep, and I’ll keep getting bigger, faster and stronger than you.