Friday 6/5

Tabata Something Else:
8 rounds of 20 seconds of work followed by 10 seconds of rest of:
Pull Up
Push Up
Sit Up

From Calvin


Sleep is a cherished and sought after commodity. One that you can’t get back, can seldom buy and certainly don’t want to run low on.

As many of you know my wife and I had our baby on the May 20th. May 23rd I experienced my first workout after officially participating in James’ eating schedule. One that lasts all night. I started to move the weight around and suddenly thought to myself “Geez, this feels a little heavier today.” As I went through the workout it was clear my mental game was not up to par and as a result, my performance took a hit. This was frustrating to say the least. But I knew the reasons why I didn’t do better and just had to chalk it up to a tough day.

I don’t tell you this to gain your sympathy but rather to give you my empathy. Our members are comprised of nurses, EMTs, students, state officials, and peace keepers. These are people that do without sleep on a regular basis. As well as parents. To all of you who have worked the long shift or crammed for the test, or stayed up with junior because he had a cough, and still came in to work out: I salute you.


6 Misconceptions about Sleep and Exercise

Does working out at night keep you awake? Can lack of sleep affect physical performance? Find out the truth behind these and other assertions

Myth #6: Lack of sleep hurts physical performance.

Research indicates that sleep deprivation—staying up for 30 to 60 hours—doesn’t seem to affect physical response or endurance or strength, according to Breus. However the mental effects of lack of sleep can have a significant impact on your athletic performance. So you still want to be well rested in order to meet your full athletic potential. “You may be able to physically run the same distance or lift the same amount of weight while you’re tired, but the moodiness, anxiety, and irritability that accompany your sleep debt will make your workout feel like a challenge. “It’s the perception of exertion,” Breus says. “The more the sleep debt, the harder the workout feels. You might still be able to do the same workout but it feels tougher.” And in that regard, your overall performance might be harmed because you’ll reach your point of exhaustion faster.
Read the rest here.

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