[quote]Professor X wrote:
Professor X wrote:
you only get between 6-7 hours sleep a night. you should get 8-9. also most ppl wont eat much after 7 pm but since your awake until the crack of dawn i guess you got no choice. do you work nights or something?
I’ve made good progress on 6-7 hours and gotten by with 5-6 while at least maintaining my physique. Maybe it’s just a personal thing, but I know some huge people (in a good way) on this forum get much less than 8-9.
Shit, for several years in school I was getting less than 4. I still made progress.
Im pretty sure I know the answer to my own question, but I’ll pitch it out anyway. What do you attribute your ability to gain on less than optimal sleep? Intensity in the gym and increased food intake? Thanks, Prof.
I think that food intake and paying attention to your immune system (as far as prevention of colds etc through the use of Vitamin C, echinacea…)can compensate for shortages in other areas.
Some people seem to skip that the body is a whole organism. If the goal is 100%, but you are only capable of efficiently providing 70%, if that 70% has complete focus and discipline, it can make up for the lacking 30%.
The problem is, most people don’t have anywhere near that kind of drive. If they are in school 8 hours a day and studying all night, they ignore food intake and gym consistency.
I took my meals with me daily and began reducing my gym time to one body part a day getting me out in about 30-35min. However, even while I may have only been spending 35min in the gym, my whole day was geared around making that 35min happen from food intake to time management. I never skipped planned workouts outside of feeling ill.
Obviously, if someone is half assing their approach to begin with, their lack of sleep will simply kill everything else. I doubt even half of the people using this forum understand discipline outside of watching their favorite tv show on time.[/quote]
This is a great lesson on efficiency, which is something we don’t discuss around here that often. Thanks for the “no excuses” reminder.