4 hours of sleep.. Am I nuts for wanting to go workout?

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    Jul 17, 2010 12:14 PM GMT
    How many hours of sleep could you function on?
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    Jul 17, 2010 12:15 PM GMT
    Yes.



    It's not healthy-- no matter how manly you think it makes you--to deprive your body of it's needed rest!
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    Jul 17, 2010 12:21 PM GMT
    StudlyScrewRite said Yes.



    It's not healthy-- no matter how manly you think it makes you--to deprive your body of it's needed rest!



    It's not about thinking it makes me manly.. I just genuinely feel like working out. I can't fall back asleep.
  • GQjock

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    Jul 17, 2010 12:23 PM GMT
    Take it from me ... you'll probably just injure yourself

    I'm a bad sleeper so I've done that many times and have the war scars to prove it icon_confused.gif
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    Jul 17, 2010 12:33 PM GMT
    GQjock saidTake it from me ... you'll probably just injure yourself

    I'm a bad sleeper so I've done that many times and have the war scars to prove it icon_confused.gif


    Note taken. Thanks. icon_smile.gif
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    Jul 17, 2010 12:51 PM GMT
    GQjock saidTake it from me ... you'll probably just injure yourself

    I'm a bad sleeper so I've done that many times and have the war scars to prove it icon_confused.gif

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  • LJay

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    Jul 17, 2010 12:59 PM GMT
    Take a bath. Jerk off. Rest.
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    Jul 17, 2010 12:59 PM GMT
    I just woke up (on my own, no alarm, fully rested) from about five hours of sleep. I'll wait 'till this afternoon before deciding to hit the gym, just in case I'm more tired than i think I am (if I'm too tired, I'll wear out by the time I'm done with work, and settle for mild cardio and pushups instead).

    PS. If you woke up with an alarm, definitely don't go...alarms cause sleep deprivation because they shock your body into being awake when it's not ready. I don't know if there's a study to back that up, but it's been my experience. I stopped using an alarm years ago.
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    Jul 17, 2010 1:04 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidI just woke up (on my own, no alarm, fully rested) from about five hours of sleep. I'll wait 'till this afternoon before deciding to hit the gym, just in case I'm more tired than i think I am (if I'm too tired, I'll wear out by the time I'm done with work, and settle for mild cardio and pushups instead).

    PS. If you woke up with an alarm, definitely don't go...alarms cause sleep deprivation because they shock your body into being awake when it's not ready. I don't know if there's a study to back that up, but it's been my experience. I stopped using an alarm years ago.


    Thanks. I as well have woken up on my own(no alarm, etc.). I would wait until after work, but my gym closes early on the weekends. I work pretty late today, which means I won't make it there. There's always tomorrow I guess. haha. I'll try and rest up.
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    Jul 17, 2010 1:13 PM GMT
    Go work out if you're feeling motivated.

    I find that my post-call workouts are pretty good most of the time, even if I've had basically no sleep. Get in, get out, then go home and crash.
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    Jul 17, 2010 1:50 PM GMT
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    paulflexes saidI just woke up (on my own, no alarm, fully rested) from about five hours of sleep. I'll wait 'till this afternoon before deciding to hit the gym, just in case I'm more tired than i think I am (if I'm too tired, I'll wear out by the time I'm done with work, and settle for mild cardio and pushups instead).

    PS. If you woke up with an alarm, definitely don't go...alarms cause sleep deprivation because they shock your body into being awake when it's not ready. I don't know if there's a study to back that up, but it's been my experience. I stopped using an alarm years ago.


    Thanks. I as well have woken up on my own(no alarm, etc.). I would wait until after work, but my gym closes early on the weekends. I work pretty late today, which means I won't make it there. There's always tomorrow I guess. haha. I'll try and rest up.
    Same thing here. I get off around 3:30-4pm, and the gym closes at 5. IF I make it there, it'll only be for 20-30 minutes.
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    Jul 17, 2010 1:52 PM GMT
    I need six hours of sleep to function well.
    Five hours I can do, but it's murder the next day.
    Seven hours is fine, and I feel great.
    Eight hours, and I dream in color and remember my dreams. Awesome.
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    Jul 17, 2010 2:00 PM GMT
    In general, I need at least six hours of sleep in order not to feel like a total wreck. It's weird though. Some days I'll wake up after only five or fewer hours and feel fully alert and other days I can get a full eight and still feel like I could sleep more. I've found that if my ass is really dragging, it's not worth going to the gym because I don't get much done once I get there. Better to wait until the next day.
  • NerdLifter

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    Jul 17, 2010 3:02 PM GMT
    Got to get my 6-7+ hours of sleep, at the very least, or else I feel jittery all day.
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    Jul 17, 2010 3:49 PM GMT
    I need 4 hours to function for 2-3 hours

    6 to function for 8 hours

    8-9 to function all day and evening icon_smile.gif
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    Jul 17, 2010 4:09 PM GMT
    is that not counterproductive to working out by only having 4 hours.
  • calibro

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    Jul 17, 2010 4:18 PM GMT
    that depends. is 4 hours normal for you?
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    Jul 17, 2010 4:25 PM GMT
    I'm lucky if I break six hours a night. Some I'm lucky to hit 5.
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    Jul 17, 2010 4:56 PM GMT
    I have done 12 mile runs on the morning after 0 hours of sleep... If you have the will power and determination, you'll be fine, but always listen to the signs on your body as to when to stop.
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    Jul 17, 2010 5:26 PM GMT
    I must be abused because I think 4 hours of sleep is awesome

    3 hours-I can make it though a day but it's draggin-ass the entire day and I can still work out if I take Jack3d or something similiar.

    2-1 hours- I drink nothing but coffee and it's like I'm not me, I'm watching life the eyes of someone else. No working out

    I usually cannot stay asleep more than 5 hours generally unless I'm depressed or on pain killers.
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    Jul 17, 2010 6:33 PM GMT
    guysguy26 said How many hours of sleep could you function on?


    I find that it depends on my carb intake. The more carbs I get the less sleep I seem to need. I do tend to take naps though. I can take a 30 minute nap give or take and although I'll be a zombie when I wake I'll be set for the rest of the day and into the night.

    If you want to go to the gym on little sleep then go and do it. If you go to sleep after that it probably is not a bad thing at all. Might just get you to sleep better.
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    Jul 17, 2010 7:17 PM GMT
    LJay saidTake a bath. Jerk off. Rest.



    I second that....he speaks the truth!
  • neosyllogy

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    Jul 17, 2010 7:20 PM GMT
    No.
    Go, just work light.
    Not useful to push yourself too much if you're not getting the proper rest to recover. But no reason not to go, just scale your workout to your energy/health level, then get some sleep and get back to a normal schedule.

    'sides, working out can be relaxing (which may be what you're getting at).
  • Moishendlishu...

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    Jul 17, 2010 7:20 PM GMT
    I've found when I'm really tired or sleep deprived, I can workout, but the quality suffers substantially. Usually about half way through I'm feeling pretty sick and the weight is nowhere near max. So ultimately I think it makes more sense to just skip it or do some light exercise at home then to go just to make my 5 day a week quota.

    It's about quality, not quantity. Sometimes we really WANT to go to the gym due to habit but we definitely shouldn't.
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    Jul 17, 2010 7:22 PM GMT
    Causes injuries, which may lead to layoffs from exercise for a time. Some injuries are permanent.

    I still can't do chin-ups or pull-ups due to a shoulder injury suffered 2 years ago. I may never be able to. Ditto for squats or deadlifts due to a back injury 18 months ago. I still get through the nights only thanks to tramadol. All because I pushed myself when I was not sufficiently rested.