I have to pick one? (combination)
I am a dedicated mofo!
For me, I have never been even remotely close to consistent in the sleeping department. For the last six years, I have not slept more than 6 hours a night for an entire week. My average is between 2 and 4 hours during the workweek, and anywhere from 3 to 11 hours on weekends. It is horrible, but I have not been able to fix it.
So what about you?
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Sleeping. Sometimes when work, bill paying, grocery shopping, fixing the car and lifting are there I might get four hours a night.
249lbs cutting to 220lbs
Eating. Mainly because I dont feel the direct benefits like I do from lifting or sleeping and its way to easy to just put off.
If I actually kept my diet the way it should be, I'd look much different then I do today. Sleeping is a close second.
definitely rest for me. some nights i only get 6 or 7 hours unfortunately. then there are other nights when i can get 10 hours. so i'm totally inconsistent there.
*on the shelf*
Eating is definitely my weakness, I always start off strong but then find myself eating things I shouldn't be.
Lately I've been getting 8-9 hours of sleep, never miss a gym session and diet has been spot on. I guess call me a dedicated mofo.
mine is deffinatly rest......with 2 little boys with tons of energy i never seem to get to bed on time. 5-6 broken hours per night is pretty typical for me.
I go in streaks. When I'm consistent, everything is in order. If one goes out of whack, they all follow shortly after.
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^ exactly the same as me... however my sleeping is never that great. But when my diet faulters, my training does too, and vice versa.
Diet is always a pain in the butt. As I think it is for most people. I don't have any problem dieting at all. Its just hard to do it for a couple months when food is so tied into or culture. Plus, I'm a fat ass at heart so occasionally I slip up.
Sleep is easy IMO. Just get enough. I love training so thats easy too.
Getting back in the groove
"I'll tell you a secret. Something they don't teach you in your temple. The Gods envy us. They envy us because we're mortal, because any moment might be our last. Everything is more beautiful because we're doomed. You will never be lovelier than you are now. We will never be here again." - Achilles, (Troy 2004)
ATF squat- 275 RAW
Bench- Two 100lbs DB's four times
190lbs 15% BF (Estimate)
Eating. I can do it consistently for short periods of time, but I get so sick of it I end up quitting. Training is fine, I like that part. Right now money is a significant factor in terms of my diet. I wouldn't have to eat so many god dammed peanuts if I could buy a big assed steak.
Sleep is consistent, but not great (~7 hours a night, more on weekends).
Age: 23 - Weight: 237 lbs - Height: 6'1''
S(atg) - B - DL
375 - 335 - 515
"Gaining weight and having bigger body will make you look great on any clothing. Men with strong body are very attractive to women. General people tend to admire big muscle too." -mbijay
i love eating more than anything, if i wasn't lifting i'd be a fat slob, and eventually end up on an MSNBC special: I'm eating 40,000 calories a day
*on the shelf*
Eating. Start off slow and nearing the end of the night I could eat anything and never get full especially after I train. I love training and sleeping so those are never a problem for me.
Age: 24 Height: 5'9" Weight: 185
Gym PRs: 365/240/440=1045
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The food. No question.
I know you're half-crazy, but I wish you'd go all the way.
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I always make sure I get 8hours of sleep and a big meal before I sleep, lots of protein and a little carbs.
But I am a bit crappy at eating when I am doing something, like hanging out with my friends.
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getting enough sleep is never a problem
sometimes my training can be off (like now for example, I'm trying to make myself go to the gym) and other times I eat things I know I shouldn't...so it's a combination
5'10", 170lbs, 10% bf
Bench:255 Squat:295 Dead:400
Snatch:145 C&J: 205
Chin-Up: +135 Dip: +100
Max Pull-Ups: 44
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Eating. As I get older I find I can't tolerate more things and I can't eat at all two hours before bedtime or only a very small amount.
I'm pretty consistant with my sleep (going to and getting up from bed) but I don't get a lot of it because of my upstairs neighbors, although they have been a lot more quiet recently...I guess learning how to cuss in Korean is finally paying off.:evillaugh
Sleeping, but damn, apparently not as bad as you. 2 - 4 hours?? I thought I was doing bad with only 6.
Best lifts: 615/475/660, Raw w/ Wraps
Eating. I'd eat alot more if i had the cash! Also, if and when i start working, i don't think i'd be able to fit in the meals i'd like with about two breaks throughout the day.
Big hiatus, deciding on new goals...
I voted training. My mom cooks and I'm not as strong as I should be.
sleeping, for sure. I'm an idiot that can't fall asleep unless I'm satisfied with my day.
I have no problem whatsoever bulking, but it's a mental struggle to cut. That comes a close second.
gym lifts: squat: 341lbs, deadlift: 374lbs, bench: 275lbs
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Rest. My sleep habits are teh suck.
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