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2007/06/15 12:17:54 (permalink)
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Food or sleep?


I'm not great at getting out of bed in the mornings, - sometimes due to my extended lie-ins (on week days) I get up so late I miss breakfast.

Like most of us here, i'm in a constant state of repair, & my belief has been that you only grow/repair when you sleep?

What's more important (if having both isnt an option), - getting that extra sleep, - or dragging myself out of bed to ensure I get fed?




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    DEAD_WEIGHT
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    RE: Food or sleep? 2007/06/15 12:19:38 (permalink)
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    If you wake up late just go to bed later

    Rest and food are both just as important IMO

    Get between 8 - 10 hours sleep and eat everything
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    RE: Food or sleep? 2007/06/15 12:19:44 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Skrewdriver


    I'm not great at getting out of bed in the mornings, - sometimes due to my extended lie-ins (on week days) I get up so late I miss breakfast.

    Like most of us here, i'm in a constant state of repair, & my belief has been that you only grow/repair when you sleep?

    What's more important (if having both isnt an option), - getting that extra sleep, - or dragging myself out of bed to ensure I get fed?







    IMO - Food...

    Food will help you stay anabolic
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    RE: Food or sleep? 2007/06/15 12:20:37 (permalink)
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    Do what I do, get out of bed early - have breakfast, go back to bed for 2-3 more hours, get up and eat, if ur real lazy at this point you can then go back to bed again for another 2-3 hrs before getting up to eat again, but when you get up this time, you really must be ready to start the day

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    RE: Food or sleep? 2007/06/15 15:10:59 (permalink)
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    Sprite, are you saying you purposely set the alarm clock early in order to go up and eat?

    I have heard that the first hours of sleep are used to repair the body, and the latter hours are used to 'sort out the mind'.... (?)




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    RE: Food or sleep? 2007/06/15 15:58:02 (permalink)
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    When you go to bed, why not take a slow - digesting protien drink (casien). When you wake up, just make a drinkable breakfast with protien and carbs. E.g Whey protien with fruit, or 2pts milk and some ovaltine. A two minute breakfast!
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    RE: Food or sleep? 2007/06/15 16:00:38 (permalink)
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    good nights sleep for me... i'm eating normally but lack of sleep over the last 2 nights has killed my motivation for the gym

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    RE: Food or sleep? 2007/06/15 16:13:16 (permalink)
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    so your muscles dont repair in the normal day then? e.g. training at 7 in the morning, does your body wait like 14 hours before it starts repairing muscles?
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    RE: Food or sleep? 2007/06/15 16:36:28 (permalink)
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    the body repairs itself during the day but not at the same levels when it is at total rest i.e. when your on your back and fast asleep

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    RE: Food or sleep? 2007/06/15 16:45:16 (permalink)
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    Food imo.

    TT gets about 1 hr sleep a year and he doesn't seem to be doing that badly LOL

    It's finally arrived....PM Neb for swaps!


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    RE: Food or sleep? 2007/06/15 16:45:29 (permalink)
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    if your an ecto, food.

    if you an endo, definitely sleep
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    RE: Food or sleep? 2007/06/15 17:22:05 (permalink)
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    Food without question

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    RE: Food or sleep? 2007/06/15 17:24:58 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Sprite Goblin

    Do what I do, get out of bed early - have breakfast, go back to bed for 2-3 more hours, get up and eat, if ur real lazy at this point you can then go back to bed again for another 2-3 hrs before getting up to eat again, but when you get up this time, you really must be ready to start the day


    Similar to what I do on weekends. I like to sleep till about 11, but I set the alarm for 8am, get up and neck a breakfast shake I made the night before, then go back to sleep again for another 3 hours.
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