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    For anyone who enjoys social gatherings.

    Specifically of the type where you are out late, has anyone found a way to party regularly and still get enough sleep? I feel like I have an obligation to maintain an active social life but if its getting in the way of my training, I dont know that its really worth it. Any advice or experiences would be appreciated.

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    uhhmm.. sleep during the day?

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    there are two things you could do:

    1. dump all your current friends for non smoking/non drinking/non late night partiers, and acquire a whole new group of friends.
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    2. just go out every once in a while when you feel like it.

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    How often is 'regularly?' If it's only, say, once a week... can't you just sleep it off (to some extent) over the rest of the week?

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    i don't go out so much anymore or stay up late i have to be up at 4am monday to friday i start working at 5:30am
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    Quote Originally Posted by spencerjrus
    I feel like I have an obligation to maintain an active social life but if its getting in the way of my training, I dont know that its really worth it.
    Decide which is more important to you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TTT
    How often is 'regularly?' If it's only, say, once a week... can't you just sleep it off (to some extent) over the rest of the week?

    More like 3 or 4 times a week, Il usually only end up getting 6 hours of sleep on those nights, Im not super tired during the day or anything, but alot of people talk about getting 9+ hours of sleep a night for optimal growth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spencerjrus
    More like 3 or 4 times a week, Il usually only end up getting 6 hours of sleep on those nights, Im not super tired during the day or anything, but alot of people talk about getting 9+ hours of sleep a night for optimal growth.
    3-4 times a week is rather alot. how long do you think you could keep that up anyway, without the dedication to your work out. personally I'd try to get that down to 1-2. Besides, once your friends see how serious you are about your routines, they wont mind you not being there all the time. And they shouldn't mind because your not blowing them off for someone else.

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    You're young. Priorities change as you mature. If going out is something you enjoy then continue going out, but make sure you understand that there is going to be trade off. If you understand this then you'll be content with slower gains in the gym. It's either one or the other.
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    Quote Originally Posted by largelegsbuthot
    3-4 times a week is rather alot. how long do you think you could keep that up anyway, without the dedication to your work out. personally I'd try to get that down to 1-2. Besides, once your friends see how serious you are about your routines, they wont mind you not being there all the time. And they shouldn't mind because your not blowing them off for someone else.
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    The past 2 summers I've been out till 2am or later almost every single night, and I've still made great gains in the gym. Just find other times to sleep, I was working full time both of those summers too, just sleep during the afternoon after work or whenever else you can

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maki Riddington
    You're young. Priorities change as you mature. If going out is something you enjoy then continue going out, but make sure you understand that there is going to be trade off. If you understand this then you'll be content with slower gains in the gym. It's either one or the other.

    Well thats exactly the problem, one of my main goals in becoming big was to be more comfortable in social settings, however if you never get to be in a social setting because you spend all your time training, then you really kind of defeated the purpose did you not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by spencerjrus
    Well thats exactly the problem, one of my main goals in becoming big was to be more comfortable in social settings, however if you never get to be in a social setting because you spend all your time training, then you really kind of defeated the purpose did you not?
    Going out in social settings is going to do a LOT more for your confidence than getting bigger will. If you don't know how to interact with people it doesn't matter if you're 150 lbs or 250 lbs.

    Is there any reason you have to be up in the morning? If not, you can just change your entire sleeping pattern, which means you end up going to bed the same time whether or not you went out for the evening. Myself and most of my friends go to bed around 4am or maybe later. Of course, we don't wake up until the afternoon.

    That being said, not getting 9+ hours sleep/night isn't going to kill you. As long as you're not feeling lethargic throughout the day, there's no reason you should be worried.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vido
    Going out in social settings is going to do a LOT more for your confidence than getting bigger will. If you don't know how to interact with people it doesn't matter if you're 150 lbs or 250 lbs.

    Is there any reason you have to be up in the morning? If not, you can just change your entire sleeping pattern, which means you end up going to bed the same time whether or not you went out for the evening. Myself and most of my friends go to bed around 4am or maybe later. Of course, we don't wake up until the afternoon.

    That being said, not getting 9+ hours sleep/night isn't going to kill you. As long as you're not feeling lethargic throughout the day, there's no reason you should be worried.
    This is a good idea, but what do you do until 4am on the nights that you're not going out?

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    I don't know man, you're still up for the same amount of time as if you went to bed earlier, so you do the same things. You just get a later start on it. It really only works well when people you know are following a similar protocol though. To me, it's useless to be up at 10am because no one I know is going to be awake for another few hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryuage
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    Quote Originally Posted by ryuage
    who needs a social life
    People that don't want to end up like Ryu or 'Veet .

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    Quote Originally Posted by getfit
    i don't go out so much anymore or stay up late i have to be up at 4am monday to friday i start working at 5:30am
    what type of occupation are you in?

    - just go out when you feel like it, and catch up on sleep in the offtime.
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    I don't know man, you're still up for the same amount of time as if you went to bed earlier, so you do the same things. You just get a later start on it. It really only works well when people you know are following a similar protocol though. To me, it's useless to be up at 10am because no one I know is going to be awake for another few hours.
    You must eat breakfast for lunch then right? and eat dinner for breakfast or what? I can't stand sleeping past 9! I just like to be up early so that I can get everything done throughout the day faster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pfc3rex
    You must eat breakfast for lunch then right? and eat dinner for breakfast or what?
    I don't necessarily eat your typical "breakfast" or "lunch" foods anyway. It's just as likely you'll see me eating bacon and eggs at 1pm or 3am.

    Quote Originally Posted by pfc3rex
    I can't stand sleeping past 9! I just like to be up early so that I can get everything done throughout the day faster.
    You're not thinking with the right mentality to see where I'm coming from then. If you get in a regular habit of sleeping from 4am-early afternoon then that IS your day, ie. getting something accomplished by 5pm is "early" for me.

    Ahhhhhh, the joys of being a student...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vido

    Ahhhhhh, the joys of being a student...
    and then youll wake up one day realize you arent a student anymore with no job and waking up at a 4pm to do nothing because you couldnt find a job that would let you come in at 4pm every day

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    I say drop the late night partying and concentrte on your well being and training int he gym.

    I live in a prty/tourist town and was kinda like you. It wears on you after a while big time. I found that concentrating on yourself and your helth/training lets everything else fall into place around you. Youll find you create different social situations, youll meet new people in the gym with the same priorities who are very like minded.

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