Not sure the best place to start this thread, but since I train for combat sports I thought this seemed logical. The dilemma that I currently have is that I am starting a new job that works on a twelve hour shift rotation. This is totally new to me.
All in all it is consisent over a 6 week period, but the overtime has a habit of turning these days into 13 and 14 hours at a time. There is some irratic downtime during the shift, but I am still exhausted by the end, and sleep poorly. I’m hoping that I can adjust quickly but I feel nauseated all day at work.
I don’t really like the thought of not getting to the gym or training camp for 5 or 6 days at a time. On the otherhand, I’m not sure if I could train at my regular pace anyway.
Any feedback from those that have managed to find a solution to the shiftworker problem (Fire, EMS, Police, etc.) and still maintain strength, mass, and technical skill?
Thanks in advance.