07-30-2012, 12:08 AM #1Junior Member
- Join Date
- Apr 2005
Would you rather have poor sleep before a work-out day or after?
Due to my schedule, on some nights i can only get about 3-4 hours of sleep.
So, i was wondering, if i know beforehand that i won't be able to get much sleep one night, should i adjust my work out schedule so that i skip the workout before that night or the work out after that night (and no, i cannot just skip both days and have two straight days of not exercising, because this scheduling of mine happens to me a lot and if i did that, i wouldn't be able to exercise ever)?
In other words, is it worse to have poor sleep on the night before a work out or the night after it?
My guess is it worse to have poor sleep the night after a work out. That is when our bodies reap the benefits of a work out.
07-30-2012, 12:19 AM #2Senior Member
- Join Date
- Nov 2010
- Avondale AZ
Not a scientific answer here, but based on my experience I’d rather get good sleep after the workout than before.Male: 51 years old
Bench Press 240 lbs. @ 178 lbs. (12 July 2012)
Power Squat 390 lbs. @ 180 lbs. (10 November 2012)
Deadlift 390 lbs. @ 180 lbs. (27 November 2012)
Total 1020 lbs. (finally made it 16 July 2012)