Exercise! - Heavy lifting on very little sleep

07-03-2012, 03:24 PM
Good afternoon, everyone!

I have developed a fairly good lifting routine that I'm comfortable doing. I understand that it's important for your body to get rest time to rejuvenate, and so I only lift 3 days a week. However, life is super hectic right now, and as a result, I have slept less than four hours since Sunday night, and Sunday was the last day I lifted. I planned on lifting again tonight, but am worried that without sleep, my muscles haven't healed from the last time I lifted.

Any thoughts? I want to choose wisely, but I'm loathe to lose my momentum of consistent lifting.

07-03-2012, 05:47 PM
I think this is one of those "wait and see" things. How do you feel? If you feel you can lift, give it a shot. If during your workout you don't feel all that great then stop or lighten your weights.

I've lifted on very little sleep before and been fine. Other times I haven't been fine. I just listen to my body :)

07-03-2012, 05:53 PM
Perfect! I will head to the gym this afternoon then, and we'll see. At worst, I'll do a bit of cardio. =)