I work about half night shifts....I usually lift before I go in to work but really not sure if thats the most beneficial time for me to lift. I work 13 hrs on nights so my body would have to wait atleast 14 to 15 hrs before I get to rest. Should I lift after I get off in the am and be able to get to rest sooner?
It doesn't matter. Lift whenever you'll be able to give it your best, that's the most important and really the only thing worth considering other than convenience.
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I work nights as well. I prefer to wake up, eat breakfast, give myself 45 minutes to an hour to wake up then hit the gym so I have some time to recover before work. That's just me, though. Everyone's body reacts differently, if you can lift right before work without sacrificing performance in the gym or at your job then I don't see a problem with it. I would just make sure you're eating enough considering the 14-15 hour gap before sleeping.
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I wasn't sure if rest afterwards was more important since I wouldn't get too for so long.
Sounds like before suits you better. Working 13 hours, how good of a workout will you have if you do it after? I would rather be well rested prior to a workout personally.
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