Can you still grow on 5hrs of sleep per night?

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    Can you still grow on 5hrs of sleep per night?


    I'm sure you can, but how detrimental do you think it would be to gains?

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    obviously more sleep the better but i dont think there is a breakdown per hour/gains
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    I would say 5 hours of sleep a night is extremely bad for gains. There is obviously no breakdown, but they recommend AT LEAST 8 hours if bulking. Getting 5 hours would "seriously halt" a lot of gains, whichever way you take that.
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    Getting ample sleep is very important for gains mainly for the recovery aspect. The more intense and duration of training, the more rest you may need. You can still make decent gains on less sleep however. Trust me I do it daily...I am lucky if I get to bed by 10:30-11PM (I have a 9 month old) and I am up at 4:30 to hit the gym. I've actually made the best gains of my life since his birth ironically. If your training and diet are spot on, sleep becomes less of an issue even though its still important IMO
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    some good information in here.....i don't know what kind of measurable difference there will be, but ample sleep also helps with stress levels, helps with alertness, and reduces depression
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    I'd agree with one addition though.....

    What's "ample" for one, may not be for another.

    I've been getting 5 hours of sleep as long as I can remember.

    Just the way Im wired. I adapted to this many moons ago and feel fine and also feel my gains are not hampered.

    I also dont have a physically demanding job so I would imagine I dont need as much rest as a construction worker who works out.

    By the way: Can anyone really know IF their gains are in fact hampered or better yet, if they gained MORE b/c they slept more? hmmmmm Think about it

    Moral of the story is listen to your body. You DO need rest but how much is for YOU to figure out and unique to YOU
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whacked
    I'd agree with one addition though.....

    What's "ample" for one, may not be for another.

    I've been getting 5 hours of sleep as long as I can remember.

    Just the way Im wired. I adapted to this many moons ago and feel fine and also feel my gains are not hampered.

    I also dont have a physically demanding job so I would imagine I dont need as much rest as a construction worker who works out.

    By the way: Can anyone really know IF their gains are in fact hampered or better yet, if they gained MORE b/c they slept more? hmmmmm Think about it

    Moral of the story is listen to your body. You DO need rest but how much is for YOU to figure out and unique to YOU

    well said brother...ALWAYS listen to YOUR body and do what it tells you
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    I believe ronnie only slept on avg 6 hrs of sleep during his olympia run. Just saying everyone is different.
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    Lol I gained 30 lbs of lean mass in under 4 months sleeping 3-4 hours on average. But then again... I'm 18 so I guess that has something to do with it lol.
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    Good read! I was just thinking about it since I sleep about 3-5.
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    good topic, wonder if there is a break down of what the recovery differences is in different types of sleep. not all sleep is created equal, i would agree you can listen to your body though. I also suffer from insomnia...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whacked View Post
    I'd agree with one addition though.....

    What's "ample" for one, may not be for another.

    I've been getting 5 hours of sleep as long as I can remember.

    Just the way Im wired. I adapted to this many moons ago and feel fine and also feel my gains are not hampered.

    I also dont have a physically demanding job so I would imagine I dont need as much rest as a construction worker who works out.

    By the way: Can anyone really know IF their gains are in fact hampered or better yet, if they gained MORE b/c they slept more? hmmmmm Think about it

    Moral of the story is listen to your body. You DO need rest but how much is for YOU to figure out and unique to YOU
    Well said, dude. I can't speak towards rest making a difference except in terms of how absolutely terrible DOMS is when I don't get sufficient sleep. But my programming is always solid such that it shouldn't make a huge difference in training, and if the DOMS is there it's enough to eliminate with some foam rolling.
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    how deep the sleep i've read is pretty close to just as important..

    when you get back from the gym, to speed recovery i would recommend taking a nap if possible.. lay down relax and shut the body down for a good 20-30 minutes..

    try it just a few times and see for yourself.. if you don't fall asleep completely it's all good.. lay there in silence and focus on relaxing the muscles.. like meditating...if you're killin it in the gym you will notice the difference...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whacked View Post
    I'd agree with one addition though.....

    What's "ample" for one, may not be for another.

    I've been getting 5 hours of sleep as long as I can remember.

    Just the way Im wired. I adapted to this many moons ago and feel fine and also feel my gains are not hampered.

    I also dont have a physically demanding job so I would imagine I dont need as much rest as a construction worker who works out.

    By the way: Can anyone really know IF their gains are in fact hampered or better yet, if they gained MORE b/c they slept more? hmmmmm Think about it

    Moral of the story is listen to your body. You DO need rest but how much is for YOU to figure out and unique to YOU
    nice post, for me i feel i need atleast 6 hours or i don't feel right.....i also find it interesting, since i started working at a less physical job i feel sleep has become more important, sitting at a desk is boring and i feel being tired while do it is just an awful experience
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