I’m new to posting on this site although I’ve been reading it for some time. I have seen a lot of comments about various people being shift workers on many different treads. I’m curious to know if anyone has seen an entire thread on how different people cope with workouts and nutrition on shift work.
Some background on me and my schedule: I work a rotating 4 days on, 4 days off. Of the 4 days on I work 2 12 hour day shifts (6am to 6pm) followed by 2 12 hour night shifts (6pm to 6am). I’ve been following this schedule for a little over 2 years at this point.
Typically I am up at 4:30am before the day shifts (to cook for the day!) and I stay up late after the second day shift and get up late the following day(12 or 1pm) to prepare for the night shifts.
I am currently following the Art of Waterbury program (that sick bastard is going to kill me!)…(no really I like it!).
I try to make myself follow the same patterns when I am on the night shifts.
Ie: I workout say 4 hours after getting up regardless of the time of awakening.
I also eat all through the night when on the graveyard shift although some people tell me that this is not healthy.
At any rate, I’ll stop rambling now, I just wanted to start a thread for any comments from others on these wacky schedules. (Workouts get interesting at 3am!)
Disclaimer: If anything seems strange or grammatically weird in this thread it’s because I’m writing this at 3am on niteshift.