I've been busting my balls in the gym for some time now and I'm worried that I might be doing more harm than good sometimes. I workout five days a week (2 on and 1 off) and get an average of 4 to 4 1/2 hours of sleep a night. Work, school and family have definitely consumed most of my time and it seems getting out of bed at 1:50 a.m. is becoming harder and harder the more I train.
My focus right now is muscle gain and I know that sleep is key when lifting, but I was wondering normally how long will it take for someone to gain muscle while getting proper rest compared to those who's sleep time is cut in half? My diet is pretty good and my supplements are up to par, but the only thing that is hurting me is sleep. I try to get a nap in before I head off to the gym, but I'm afraid that it's not enough sometimes.
Wake up- 1:50 a.m. (start work at 3:00 a.m)
Home at 12:00 p.m. and have my two boys to watch after work.
5:00 p.m. off to the college to workout.
Home around 6:00 p.m.
Eat, clean, shower, put oldest son to sleep, homework and finally in bed and asleep around 9:00 p.m.
Thread: Weight Lifting And Sleep