With 3 straight days of weight training and lack of sleep the night before, I was ready to take it easy on Wednesday night. And for starters that also meant getting to bed at a decent time.
I haven't exactly been great about getting to bed early on most nights. Partially because I feel obligated to update my progress on here. But once this program is over, I'll probably starting posting more sparingly and when significant events are worth nothing. And of course, if there's a useful tip or interesting find from the web, I'll be happy to share it.
But let me get back to the importance of sleep. When I was on Gethin's program, getting sleep was essential. His hardcore 12 week challenge required a tremendous sacrifice of time and energy. Training days were longer and seemed a bit more taxing on the body.
Not that Y3T isn't hardcore; in fact its a powerful program. It's just that Gethin's program of cutting, cardio and weightlifting demanded quite a bit of energy. And with this transitional program of Y3T, I've reverted back into a habit of staying up late.
Getting to bed early offers 2 major benefits. #1 It gives you a lot more energy and focus for the next day. #2 It aids in recovery after training. Sleep is when your body repairs those tears allowing you to grow. And make sure you get restful sleep. Reduce noise and distractions allowing yourself to reach complete REM cycles and you'll be golden. And of course, don't ignore that diet. If you put good food in your body, it will be used more efficiently during sleep instead of being turned into fat storage.
So with that said, I should probably hit the hay pretty soon. I do have to update my progress for today's back and bicep session but it will have to wait till tomorrow since I have to make a schedule adjustment. Nicole and I are going to a Meat Raffle after work and I won't have time to hit shoulders and calves. No biggie, thats what Saturday or Sunday will before. Look forward to possibly scoring some good cuts of meat. And you can bet your ass I'll be looking for the lean stuff.