I'm so s**t at resting!

  1. I'm so s**t at resting!

    Hey guys,

    I'm currently lean (ish) bulking.

    I follow the 3 basic principles - Eat BIG, lift BIG, sleep BIG.

    However, with 3 days heavy lifting a week, 1 day MMA a week, plus a fast approaching running event I am training for, and a love of mountain biking (and road biking) I could easily be working out twice a day every day!

    I fully appreciate the need for rest to grow and its driving me crazy.

    Anyone else get this problem ?

  2. What is your workout split? 3 days is not crazy amount of lifting bro, as long as you're getting rest in between and lift smart e.g. don't squat the day before you go biking.

    I recently got a new temp job whilst I wait to go back to college. I work 12 - 10 6 days a week, where I am constantly lifting, pushing, pulling etc.... I just make sure I'm eating as much as I can (roughly 5000kcal ED) and getting enough ZZZZ.

    Go by how you feel. If I don't feel fully rested, I just give the gym a miss.

  3. I had a similar problem a while back, I was almost too active but then I would stay up kind of late and not get enough sleep at night, it really killed my gains. When I toned it down and slept more, including naps (gotta love college back in the day) I grew like a weed.

  4. I have the same problem as you do and I just gave up.
    Some people live a poor/lavish (depending on how you want to look at it) lifestyle and can just crash for 8-12 hours a day. I personally have a lot of things to do and no matter how much I am into bb I am not going to sleep in for muscle growth. I get 6-8 (max) hours a night, occasionally my body will crash for 12 maybe once every 2 weeks if I am lucky.

    That's my lifestyle, and I'm not going to spend less time doing things I like just to sleep so my body can release more GH. That's me though...

  5. then dont worry about getting bigger/stronger/faster

  6. Matt Kroc broke powerlifting records while only sleeping 3-4 hours a night. His training regime was insane too, and he worked 90+ hours a week. The human body is very adaptable, just keep training, you can rest when you're dead.

  7. dayum 3 hours a nigth? thats insane.. so is 90 hours a week, man thats dedication.


Similar Forum Threads

  1. High resting Heart Rate
    By oogaly_boogal in forum Training Forum
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 04-16-2011, 05:34 PM
  2. Bulking & Resting [Time Off]
    By mindgamerst in forum Bulking
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 11-09-2008, 09:22 PM
  3. Resting Heart Rate and Cardio?
    By ItriedtoripoffBobosonowIamgonehaveaniceday in forum Training Forum
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 03-09-2005, 11:30 PM
Log in
Log in