YB
BannerBanner

Define REST for me please

Author
bogger
Senior Member
  • Total Posts : 140
  • Reward points: 7099
  • Joined: 2004/11/03 14:27:54
  • Status: offline
2006/07/14 13:43:19 (permalink)
0

Define REST for me please

Rest is considered the third component (nutrition and training being the other two) in a muscle building regime but can someone define rest.
Is it sleeping as much as possible (ie 9hrs+). Or is it just not using the muscle for long periods ofm the day.
I sit in a office for a living and as such I rest my muscles after training. However I only get 6 - 7 hrs sleep (sometimes even less) . I'd love to get more but after getting up early during the week I can't re-climatise to sleeping in at the weekend.

I know sleep is important. If I'm not getting enough should I stop training as I wont be growing - or will I just grow more slowly - and such its still worth doing.

Finally is rest really 33% of the equation - what I'm asking is it really as equal in importance as training and nutrition - would you rank it that high?.

thanks in advance.
#1

5 Replies Related Threads

    Magnitude
    Pro-Member
    • Total Posts : 1129
    • Reward points: 4136
    • Joined: 2004/04/06 12:21:49
    • Location: England
    • Status: offline
    RE: Define REST for me please 2006/07/14 14:30:21 (permalink)
    0

    ORIGINAL: bogger
    Is it sleeping as much as possible (ie 9hrs+). Or is it just not using the muscle for long periods ofm the day.

    Its both mate.

    ORIGINAL: bogger
    Finally is rest really 33% of the equation - what I'm asking is it really as equal in importance as training and nutrition - would you rank it that high?.

    Some people regard rest as even more important that bashing out heavy weights. You need to get adequate sleep, as you grow when you sleep mate. The pumped up look 'the pump' after training is just a short lived effect. You grow when you are sleeping and the body repairs itself.

    Formally Known As:
    Fuzzi_Bear
    #2
    cliff_vtr
    Pro-Member
    • Total Posts : 12045
    • Reward points: 8622
    • Joined: 2004/04/29 18:15:01
    • Location: Nr Bournemouth
    • Status: offline
    RE: Define REST for me please 2006/07/14 14:48:04 (permalink)
    0
    sleep well but I wouldnt worry too much about not using your muscles unless competing. As otherwise thats like buying a real nice car but never driving it and only ever polishing it.

    You should sleep until you wake naturally and goto bed the same time every night. In reality this is often not possible but just do the best you can. For some ppl this may be 6hrs, others it maybe 9hrs. Of course the time you need in bed sleeping will vary depending on how tired you are.

    Remember dont let BB get in the way of enjoying life, you need balance.

    Paul
    #3
    Magnitude
    Pro-Member
    • Total Posts : 1129
    • Reward points: 4136
    • Joined: 2004/04/06 12:21:49
    • Location: England
    • Status: offline
    RE: Define REST for me please 2006/07/14 16:03:18 (permalink)
    0

    ORIGINAL: cliff_vtr
    Remember dont let BB get in the way of enjoying life, you need balance.

    I second that!

    Formally Known As:
    Fuzzi_Bear
    #4
    tiptoe
    Olympian Member
    • Total Posts : 602
    • Reward points: 3272
    • Joined: 2006/06/20 18:17:19
    • Location: Leeds
    • Status: offline
    RE: Define REST for me please 2006/07/14 18:34:52 (permalink)
    0
    try getting in a power nap in afternoon if possible. a freind of mine has learned how to meditate and does this for 15 mins in an afternoon. he says he feels like he has had a few hours sleep when finished so might be worth looking into if sleep is a problem
    #5
    bogger
    Senior Member
    • Total Posts : 140
    • Reward points: 7099
    • Joined: 2004/11/03 14:27:54
    • Status: offline
    RE: Define REST for me please 2006/07/14 21:35:28 (permalink)
    0
    thanks for those replys. spells it out for me. gotta get the wife to leave me alone in the sack in the future.
    #6
    Jump to:
    ©2018 All content is copyright of MuscleTalk.co.uk and its use elsewhere is prohibited.
    (posting guidelines | privacy | advertise | earnings disclaimer | contact us | supported by)
    © 2018 APG vNext Commercial Version 5.5