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If I can't guarantee consistent 6+ hours of sleep a night, is weight lifting worth it?

In my honest opinion you're already doing a lot of strenuous work which can cause fatigue as it is. Being a Dad obviously can't be easy work either, people generally recommend 8+ hours of sleep a day ...
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How to reduce fatigue after office?

You’d be amazed how much more productive and energized you feel after starting a strength and cardio training regimen. As you’re just starting out, developing consistency is far more important than ...
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Are night sweats common after long workouts?

I train for cycling time trials, ranging from 10 mile sprints to 12 hr endurance races. I train on Heart rate and power meters, so I know accurately when I've upped my endurance/fitness. I find if I ...
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Muscle gain if we sleep 7 hours instead of 9 hours

I'm writing an article on sleep at the moment and I found the study you reference here. Not only was there no control group (to test what the effects would be against making no changes), but the study ...
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Exercise in the evening and sleep

I'm not aware of any studies where exercise effects circadian rhythms. Although if it did, I imagine would be because you started working out in times you normally prepare for sleep. So if you went ...
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What’s the effect of a full but significantly deferred (vs an immediate/same-day) recovery?

The question is impossible to answer, as the gains from a single workout are immeasurably small, so it's not possible to assess what proportion of your potential gains you would miss by failing to ...
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If I can't guarantee consistent 6+ hours of sleep a night, is weight lifting worth it?

I would try to rephrase your question as: I have bad sleeping schedule, however I'd like to add some muscle mass, but feel like gym membership will be wasted money. There is no way for us to know ...
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If I can't guarantee consistent 6+ hours of sleep a night, is weight lifting worth it?

As @CuriousIndeed mentioned, bodyweight exercises might be what you're looking for. Sleep is extremely important and I would recommend you get those power naps in. Spend those free time periods ...
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Why is it so beneficial to a human being to sleep 7 or 8 hours to have good muscle growth?

Hormones that are released during slumber are going to be the biggest reason. If you don’t sleep long enough you might miss the sleep cycle responsibile for the hormone release. Of course, you can ...
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Does eating sugar before sleeping reduce muscle regeneration and growth?

At this level I would not be worrying about things like that. The science to support that kind of assertion is woolly at best. If you are new to training there are three things I would be focusing on: ...
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Do we need contiguous sleep for gains?

You’ve likely heard of human growth hormone (HGH), a hormone that fuels muscle growth and recovery. Well, this hormone is released during sleep, particularly during deep sleep. This is a good brief ...
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How does sleeping routine effect game performance?

It should not create any problem. Such short resting periods do not create an adaptation worth of notice in ones circadian rythm. On top of that, what you want to take in account here is neural ...
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Can't sleep while fasting

If intermittent fasting gives you insomnia, the way to solve that is to stop intermittent fasting. The lack of sleep will do more damage to your health, performance and overall well-being than the ...
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Why is it so beneficial to a human being to sleep 7 or 8 hours to have good muscle growth?

In addition to JustSnilloc's answer, getting enough sleep so as to be fully aware is also important. Being "in the moment" and conscious of your body and its reactions is important when exercising for ...
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Do I need continuous sleep in order to maximise muscle growth?

The answer is yes. Interrupted sleep can have negative consequences on your overall health. Health consequences of sleep disruption Therefore, a negative effect on muscle growth. During the night,...
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Explain upper solid horiz line in Fitbit visualization of "estimated oxygen variability" graph

The original graph didn't have that line at all. It appears they added top and bottom lines to indicate the maximum and minimum values to the graph and you can see how close you are to them. As far ...
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When in the day should I train to optimize Recovery and to limit DOMS?

Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) has nothing to do with time of day unless there is some research I'm unaware of. Sleep, however, is required for muscle growth and recovery from training, as ...
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Importance of sleep: sleeping less since I increased my training (cycling)

Disturbances in sleep patterns from training are (sometimes) a sign of overtraining. It can be the starting point of a slow descent to hell. You don't really feel it, you keep going. You start ...
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Eat before or after night gym sessions

In general you would want to eat something before and after your workout. That way you will feel energetic during your workout because your body has just recieved fuel. And after your workout you ...
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Muscle gain if we sleep 7 hours instead of 9 hours

Mr. A. This is assuming all 3 participants have the same experience, nutrients, genetics/potential, program etc. Sleep is one of the most important things next to nutrition when it comes to building ...
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Exercise to improve sleep

To improve sleep, there are many other things that you can do, that have much greater affect on your sleep quality. Develop a consistent sleep regime Less light at night Reduce caffeine intake in ...
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How to reduce fatigue after office?

One primary reason for fatigue is due to lack of oxygen supply to cells. So, you should make sure you are breathing properly (ie. deep inhalation and exhalation) and conscious breathing. There are lot ...
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How to stay energetic after work

Bring your gym kit with you to work. Don't allow yourself to go home before your go to the gym.
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I can not sleep after gym at night time

The difficulty in falling asleep is because exercise raises your body temperature for two hours and you need a lower body temperature to sleep. I feel like weight lifting might produce less of this ...
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I feel sleepy while doing weight training

You should speak to your GP. It can be a list of things including stress, lack of sleep, low iron in your blood and even low blood pressure. If you do not have this issue in the summer, you may have ...
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