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BIO-FORCE

California, USA

8-10 hours of SLEEP
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Growl

Also the hardest to get! But worth it.
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Drew Baye

Florida, USA

BIO-FORCE wrote:
8-10 hours of SLEEP


Sleep makes a huge difference. There's a book on sleep called The Promise of Sleep by William Dement MD that some might find an interesting read. Good stuff.
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Acerimmer1

BIO-FORCE wrote:
8-10 hours of SLEEP


8-10 what about more? Would that help. I hear some professional athletes take up to 14 hours. Some Pro bodybuilders do hardly anything else.
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BIO-FORCE

California, USA

Acerimmer1 wrote:
BIO-FORCE wrote:
8-10 hours of SLEEP

8-10 what about more? Would that help. I hear some professional athletes take up to 14 hours. Some Pro bodybuilders do hardly anything else.


I would amend to suggesting "as needed" since it likely would very likely it will vary.

Not getting enough sleep is like doing a remodel of your house and doing all the demo work but not allowing enough time to rebuild and finish.

Of great significance is the stimulated release of HGH and other hormones around the hypothalamic-gonadal-pituitary axis.

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bdog

When you don't sleep enough you also can't lose fat.
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marcrph

Portugal

Wholesome food
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HeavyHitter32

Can't agree more, John.
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HamsFitness

have any studies been shown how it is best taken i.e.

8+ all in one go

OR

8+ broken up over a number of naps thorughout the day as dogs and other animals do.

I have heard evidence supporting both
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Ciccio

Wizard wrote:
have any studies been shown how it is best taken i.e.

8+ all in one go

OR

8+ broken up over a number of naps thorughout the day as dogs and other animals do.

I have heard evidence supporting both


Our dog sleeps 8 hours straight at night PLUS the naps during daytime. He's muscular 100 pounds and healthy.
The cat on the other hand...
But I think that has no relevance to human sleep patterns.

Still, sleep is your friend!

Franco

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Paul Marsland

8 Hours at night,plus and hour or so nap,plus test cyp, deca and sustanon now THAT's the greatest anabolic!!
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Zenontheterrible

see i sleep all the time, but i don't gain a damn thing unless i also add training or something else to the equation.

in fact all through high school i slept 10-14 hours a day, and i weighted a hefty 135 when i graduated....

maybe lack of sleep is counter productive... but i can't see sleep itself as actually being anabolic.
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Paul25

Zenontheterrible wrote:
see i sleep all the time, but i don't gain a damn thing unless i also add training or something else to the equation.

in fact all through high school i slept 10-14 hours a day, and i weighted a hefty 135 when i graduated....

maybe lack of sleep is counter productive... but i can't see sleep itself as actually being anabolic.


Sleep is only when we have no stress hormones circling around the body so I believe it is anabolic?

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Tom71

I also read The Promise Of Sleep and it is definitely worth reading.

BTW - and related to the book but not training, but worth mentioning. If you're ever driving and get that "heavy eyelid" feeling, please get off the road for your sake and for the sake of those around you.

It turns out that that feeling is not the beginning of starting to fall to sleep, it's the end stage before sleep begins. Essentially, heavy eyelids mean you are about to nod off...and potentially drive off the road.

A cup of coffee immediately before a short nap will make a real difference in your performance, in the short term at least.

As for training, I can't speak to chemical interactions and reparative comparisons, but trying to lift hard/heavy when your already tired is, well, to borrow a phrase that seems appropriate, "like trying to sleep with one eye open".


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eintology

California, USA

If some of you don't accept deep sleep as being potentially anabolic, would you be willing to accept sleep deprivation as being catabolic?
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medici

Spain

eintology wrote:
If some of you don't accept deep sleep as being potentially anabolic, would you be willing to accept sleep deprivation as being catabolic?


Testosterone levels are highest in the morning after a good night's sleep. Sleep deprivation, along with most all other stressors, is known to elevate catabolic steroids (cortisols).

Lowering cortisols is one of the easiest skills gainable through mindfulness training. Reports have been published since the late 70s concerning research showing skill development for raising testosterone and HGH levels through focused meditation work.
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Acerimmer1

The Greatest Anabolic Ever.....

HEAVY STUFF!
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Zenontheterrible

eintology wrote:
If some of you don't accept deep sleep as being potentially anabolic, would you be willing to accept sleep deprivation as being catabolic?


yeah i'd definatly agree to that
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BIO-FORCE

California, USA

Zenontheterrible wrote:
eintology wrote:
If some of you don't accept deep sleep as being potentially anabolic, would you be willing to accept sleep deprivation as being catabolic?

yeah i'd definatly agree to that


Her is another one:

Second Greatest (natural) Anabolic Ever:

A Well used Training Log, where you have preset goals for every set, of each workout.

With your LOG, a lot of rest, and a great CATABOLIC Stimulant (WORKOUT), you're on you way.



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