Work days and nights rotating?

  • HereNBoston

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    Oct 12, 2007 9:06 AM GMT
    Hey I'm trying to get a new workout plan going, because I'm starting to rotate shifts. Days 7a to 7p for two weeks at a time, then nights 7p to 7a. I only work three days a week but the overnights really mess up my routine. anyone have any suggestions to get beyond this? I do really great on the weeks that I'm on days, but I feel like it's all undone once I switch back to night shifts. any input would be much appreciated.
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    Oct 12, 2007 11:02 PM GMT
    Maybe you should make up a workout routine to suit the night shift weeks, rather than try to make your normal routine suit all your situations.

    The alternating of workout routines will also help to keep it varied and interesting. So you won't get bored and stuck in a rut.
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    Oct 12, 2007 11:14 PM GMT
    Great suggestion that last one also a barrier I know others have found are there eating patterns when changing shift, might be an idea to keep a food log. You can then identify on your good days are you eating heavy before or after gym, is it carb heavy before or after sleep etc
  • HereNBoston

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    Oct 15, 2007 3:40 AM GMT
    I only work three days a week with the occasional 4th overtime day, so I set things up so that I can do weights on days that I have off, and run of the days that I work. Only question then is timing on the days that I work which will just have to be trial and error, I guess. thanks for the input, guys. much appreciated.
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    Oct 15, 2007 7:49 PM GMT
    sorry couldnt help more