View Full Version : the importance of sleep

07-21-2003, 03:02 PM
Hi, I was wondering about the importance of sleep when lifting. I know its important, and I've read to sleep a LOT. It just doesnt seem as emphasized as much, so i was wondering how bad of an idea it would be to go lift when only getting like 4-5 hours of sleep the night before. Thats basically my scenario now and i always try to get as much sleep as i can, but last night i must have had some kind of strange episode of insomnia and couldnt fall asleep for like 3 hours.i dont know what that was all about. I am tired right now, but i usually can come up with enough motivation to push myself towards going to the gym, so that wouldnt be a big deal, but i dont want to waste my time. Anyway i was curious for a while about it so please let me know! Thanks.

07-21-2003, 04:29 PM
Well, I think sleep is important so you won't be so exhausted. If you're exhausted, you won't be able to lift well. It just my opinion though :)

07-21-2003, 08:59 PM
Perhaps even more important that a lot of sleep is establishing a regular sleep patern. I made some of the best gains of my life while I was consistently getting 6hrs sleep a night. Some might tell you that its not nearly enough, but atleast I was getting that much CONSISTENTLY so my energy levels were stable day to day and my workouts were consistently good.

07-21-2003, 09:09 PM
your cells and all that other good stuff also get rejuvinated when you rest.


07-22-2003, 04:51 PM
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