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 Post subject: Taking a nap after a workout?
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 11:42 am 
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Lately I've been lifting heavier and I am getting super sleepy like 2-3 hours after a workout.
I thought maybe the meal after the workout is too big. I am trying to break and eat even smaller meals.
But I am not sure that's the issue. Today for example I just had to take a nap. When I was doing more cardio and low weight training this never happened. Also I sleep at least 8-9 hours. Maybe I am missing something in my nutrition?

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 Post subject: Re: Taking a nap after a workout?
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 12:15 pm 
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I've taken naps and rests here and there after my workouts all my life. It's called listening to your body and giving it what it needs. There's a tradition among 14ner baggers (people who hike the 14,000' mountains in Colorado) of taking a nap on the summit. When you get to the top, it's not uncommon to see a lot of "dead bodies" lying around, their packs off, their sunglasses on, and the remains of their lunch strewn at their feet. It's kinda fun waking up from a deep, short sleep on a rocky peak in the middle of nowhere, looking around and asking yourself, "How the hell did I get up HERE?" :lol:

If all you need to get your energy back after a killer lifting session is a short snooze, consider yourself lucky. If you are still tired after your nap, then yeah, it's a nutrition thing and you would do well to make some adjustments. My personal routine is to lift, munch protein, snooze, wake up, eat some fruit, and then dive into the next phase of the day. By the by, naps can be ten minutes or an hour, don't let anyone tell you that twenty minutes is the only legal "nap." Let your body take what it needs and learn from that. It will be different each day.

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 Post subject: Re: Taking a nap after a workout?
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 12:51 pm 
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Baby Hercules wrote:
I've taken naps and rests here and there after my workouts all my life. It's called listening to your body and giving it what it needs. There's a tradition among 14ner baggers (people who hike the 14,000' mountains in Colorado) of taking a nap on the summit. When you get to the top, it's not uncommon to see a lot of "dead bodies" lying around, their packs off, their sunglasses on, and the remains of their lunch strewn at their feet. It's kinda fun waking up from a deep, short sleep on a rocky peak in the middle of nowhere, looking around and asking yourself, "How the hell did I get up HERE?" :lol:

If all you need to get your energy back after a killer lifting session is a short snooze, consider yourself lucky. If you are still tired after your nap, then yeah, it's a nutrition thing and you would do well to make some adjustments. My personal routine is to lift, munch protein, snooze, wake up, eat some fruit, and then dive into the next phase of the day. By the by, naps can be ten minutes or an hour, don't let anyone tell you that twenty minutes is the only legal "nap." Let your body take what it needs and learn from that. It will be different each day.

Zzzzzzzzzzz.

Baby Herc

I'm all good after the nap. But it's 1- 2 hour nap and cutting my day shorter.

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 Post subject: Re: Taking a nap after a workout?
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AlexNLP wrote:
I'm all good after the nap. But it's 1- 2 hour nap and cutting my day shorter.


Two hours sounds more like making up for a lack of sleep than just enjoying a quick, post-workout refresher. Do you feel like you get a good night's sleep? Some people sleep in chunks like that instead of just once during the night, so it's all good. If you feel comfortable with it then it's working for you.

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 Post subject: Re: Taking a nap after a workout?
PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 2:44 am 
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Baby Hercules wrote:
AlexNLP wrote:
I'm all good after the nap. But it's 1- 2 hour nap and cutting my day shorter.


Two hours sounds more like making up for a lack of sleep than just enjoying a quick, post-workout refresher. Do you feel like you get a good night's sleep? Some people sleep in chunks like that instead of just once during the night, so it's all good. If you feel comfortable with it then it's working for you.

Baby Herc

I thought maybe I don't sleep well. But I sleep around 8-9 hours. On the other hand I am having a hard time with building my Business.
Alos I think it's about time I do that B12 test as I don't take a supplement.

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 Post subject: Re: Taking a nap after a workout?
PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 4:59 pm 
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Maybe the stress of your business is a factor? I don't think there is anything wrong with an hours kip after training but it is usually a top-up and nothing more.


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