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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Its 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?

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    Taking a Nap

    I alot of times take naps about an hour n half before i got to the gym due to my work I dont get off in time to take a nap any ealier. I dont always nap just on days I feel really wore out. I was just wandering if anyone had any opinions on this or when would be the best time to take a nap and or if its even good to take one before a workout. Also how long should a nap be. I usually take a 20-30 min nap sometimes i feel worse afterwards though. Anyone willing to throw in some opinions or thoughts on this?

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    I don't know if there is a bad time to take a nap or not. I personally get out of work at 4 everyday, eat, then take a nap until around 630. After that i head to the gym. It seems to really help, i always feel great. Just my personal experience but hope it is of some help.
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    that is close to what i do as well. I usually feel better taking a nap but i usually wake up only an hour or so before I go to the gym so I dont think I wait long enough before I go to the gym. Like i said sometimes i wake up and im just as tired if not more sometimes. Usually doesnt matter if im tired or not cause once i get to the gym and start lifting I get pumped up anyway.

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    Dude, napping will completely screw you up... It breaks down muscle mass and lowers testosterone levels... I read it on bodybuilding.com so it must be true!

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    I love napping! I always have good workouts after a nap even if I wake up and go straight to the gym
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    good thing i cant stand the bb.com forums.

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    Maki has an article on napping. Search for it.

    I always nap during the day.

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    If i can I nap.I get up every morning around 4:00am.If i can get a nap in I do.
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    I use to get off work at 3:30, get home around 4, eat something really quick, take a nap for an hour starting at 4:15, head to the gym around 6 or 6:30. I liked the results.

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    mmmmm nap

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    I don't think I've taken a nap in about 4 years. Man do I miss college.
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    There is never a wrong time to take a nap.

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    naps will be nothing but good for you. i take a 30-45 minute nap after work everyday. i always feel ready to hit the gym when i wake up.


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    I need my naps! I'm up at 3:30am and not done with work until 4pm. Coffee afterwards also helps warm up my body and pumps my just enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToughStuff View Post
    I need my naps! I'm up at 3:30am and not done with work until 4pm. Coffee afterwards also helps warm up my body and pumps my just enough.
    that's rough!I usually get my nap in after I train,that's when i have a gap from work.
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