I'm tired. Should I workout?

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    Oct 26, 2010 8:40 PM GMT
    Ok so I'm tired today. Not my-muscles-are-sore-kinda-tired but just low energy, sleepy kinda tired. I don't think I've gotten enough sleep (maybe like 7 hours? 6 hours?) and I'm supposed to hit upperbody today. I was wondering if it's even worth it if I'm not gonna be able to give all I've got. Also, your muscles recover while you're sleeping right? So if I'm tired and then go workout wouldn't that negatively impact my growth?

    Any advice would be appreciated.icon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 26, 2010 8:58 PM GMT
    I have gotten MUCHO advice on this subject man, the answer is... your body is telling you it needs rest, without it, you will feel worse the next day...(believe me...) relax. Tony
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    Oct 26, 2010 9:01 PM GMT
    The 3 components if good health ate exercise, nutrition, and rest.

    If you are really sleep-deprived, then sleep.

    however, often after sitting at work, people aren't tired, they are stagnant. What they need is exercise to refresh the body.
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    Oct 26, 2010 9:57 PM GMT
    If you have to ask the question you have the answer. A day off is not going to make a bit of difference in your body composition or fitness level. If you work out when you're too tired too often you risk burn out, injury, etc.

    Enjoy.
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    Oct 26, 2010 11:01 PM GMT
    I would still work out; chances are you'll feel much better. You're probably dehydrated, though. Get some water (drink some orange juice, too). And do 20 mins of cardio and some light weights.
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    Oct 27, 2010 3:56 AM GMT
    Granted it's now hours later, but yes, you should. I'm always tired when I get home from work in the afternoon. If I used that as an excuse to not go to the gym, well, I'd probably never go to the gym and just take naps every day when I got home. But I always wake up once I get there and am just as productive and energetic as ever. I agree with Caslon, it's probably just you becoming stagnant, happens to most people I know at some point in the afternoon...
  • FredMG

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    Oct 27, 2010 4:15 AM GMT
    one of my workout mantras is;

    30 minutes of stairmaster is bettern than none.

    If you're tired because of last night, but you're going to be able to get a full night's sleep, go workout.

    If your workout is going to short you of sleep, go home and hit the sack.
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    Oct 27, 2010 4:29 AM GMT
    On days like this I do some low-impact cardio. Something is better than nothing icon_smile.gif
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    Oct 27, 2010 8:12 AM GMT
    How many days consecutively (or spaced through the week) have you worked out?

    When you have low energy it is best to simply allow your body to rest (someone said this already). Rest is definitely not a bad idea.

    Working out with low energy can possibly have deleterious effects. For instance, you may injure a body part.

    best of luck
  • bad_wolf

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    Oct 27, 2010 8:38 AM GMT
    Back to bed boyo.