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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    white trash goes north WilliamX's Avatar
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    Which is better: to sleep 9hrs at night or 7 at night + 2 during the day?

    in terms of gaining muscle.
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    I'd say 9 straight because of REM and the time it takes to reach it.
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    I've heard that a lot of doctors recommend taking 30min "power naps" in the middle of the day, to boost energy. I know Dr. Hatfield recommends them. Anything longer than 30min will bring you into a deep sleep and when you wake up you'll have the oppostie effect than what your wanting, you'll feel groggy.

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    -Why is REM inmportant for growth?

    TreeTrunks- I cant just sleep 30 mins, if I fall asleep during the day i'll sleep for about 2 hours anyway. maybe 90 mins.
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    I like power naps, I am not sure how much good it does me.
    my exprience - joined gym 10 years ago, 6 1/2 years hard weight training exprience.

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    I'd say neither and go with about 8.5 hours of sleep. Anytime I get more than that I'll wake up with bad headaches that don't go away for hours...

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    WX: because Rapid Eye Movement (REM) is when your body starts to repair itself.

    syntex: everyone is different, I wouldn't suggest an exact amount of sleep.
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    Originally posted by Anthony
    everyone is different, I wouldn't suggest an exact amount of sleep.
    What Anthony said.

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    If you workout intensely, get 8-9 hours of sleep everynight. Don't sleep more than that or you'll feel tired all day. Don't sleep less than that or you'll risk overtraining.

    Of course, I don't take my own advice and end up sleeping 10-11 hours some days and pay for it all day long. Then again, I don't have the ability to take naps - I can't fall asleep midday - so I just sit in my bed an rest for 20-30 minutes.

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    Most people will follow a pattern of sleep. I will sleep around 8.5-9.5 hours on average and will automatically wake up after this time period. If I've had an intense workout then my sleep duration will be aproximately 10-10.5 hours. Very rarely do I sleep 11-12 hours. This happens once or twice a year when I start up sports or cardio.

    If I sleep 8 hours I can always nap for aproximately 1 hour during the day. This, I've found has helped me in my workouts later on in the day.
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    "I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do--this I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.
    So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God's law; but I see another law at work in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks be to God--through Jesus Christ our Lord!"
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