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Working out after poor sleep

Hanibanani2020Hanibanani2020 Member Posts: 522 Member Member Posts: 522 Member
I’ve had two night of very poor sleep and have a workout session scheduled for this evening. What are general opinions on working out while tired and lacking sleep? This one is mostly cardio. Thanks

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  • harper16harper16 Member Posts: 1,978 Member Member Posts: 1,978 Member
    Do you think you might be having poor sleep from working out in the evenings?
  • Hanibanani2020Hanibanani2020 Member Posts: 522 Member Member Posts: 522 Member
    No I usually workout mid morning. I have poor sleep due to myriad of other reasons.
  • claireychn074claireychn074 Member, Premium Posts: 312 Member Member, Premium Posts: 312 Member
    Personally I still go for it. Sometimes it makes me feel so much better (endorphins) and other times it feels like a grind, but it’s still good to get the exercise in. Just give yourself a bit of leeway if you find you can’t do as much 👍
  • Hanibanani2020Hanibanani2020 Member Posts: 522 Member Member Posts: 522 Member
    I went but the gym was so uncomfortably packed that I left. Ran at the local sports field instead. Even more exhausted now but hopefully that will be conducive to good sleep
  • sardelsasardelsa Member Posts: 9,466 Member Member Posts: 9,466 Member
    I would say if you feel up for it.. just be mindful not to injure yourself or anything. I personally will still exercise (usually lift) although if it's really bad (less than 4 hrs of broken up sleep) I will do some extra warmup and stretching before my sessions and dial it back if the weight is too much. Oh and an extra preworkout shot of espresso helps. :) I haven't slept well in months so it's either that or not at all.
  • dougiidougii Member Posts: 658 Member Member Posts: 658 Member
    My sleep has been erratic at best for the last bunch of months; last night I got 4.5 hours total. I still get up and workout first thing in the morning, mostly cardio right now but if our gyms ever reopen I will be lifting 3 days a week as well. I always workout fasted; dark roast coffee helps after the workout is complete (or during if I'm lifting).
  • quiksylver296quiksylver296 Member Posts: 26,949 Member Member Posts: 26,949 Member
    I just suck it up and go.
  • janejellyrolljanejellyroll Member Posts: 23,331 Member Member Posts: 23,331 Member
    I just get it done.

    After 1-2 nights of bad sleep, I already know I'm going to feel bad. I'm not going to feel *better* if I skip my workout too and it is possible that I'd feel worse. The only time I would skip it is if I was so sleep-deprived that I thought a workout would be dangerous.

  • Hanibanani2020Hanibanani2020 Member Posts: 522 Member Member Posts: 522 Member
    So turns out it was the start of the flu. I’m also limping for some reason. I’m silly.
  • janejellyrolljanejellyroll Member Posts: 23,331 Member Member Posts: 23,331 Member
    So turns out it was the start of the flu. I’m also limping for some reason. I’m silly.

    Oh, no! I hope you feel better soon.
  • karn82karn82 Member Posts: 18 Member Member Posts: 18 Member
    I’m running off of 5 hours sleep the past 2 nights but also working 9 hour shifts, couldn’t face any form of exercise the night 🙈 seeing how u all still get it done makes me feel guilty so I should prob follow suit and just get it done 😂
  • quiksylver296quiksylver296 Member Posts: 26,949 Member Member Posts: 26,949 Member
    So turns out it was the start of the flu. I’m also limping for some reason. I’m silly.

    With that new information, definitely take time off from the workouts!!! ;)
  • Hanibanani2020Hanibanani2020 Member Posts: 522 Member Member Posts: 522 Member
    I went for a short run today. Doing ok. It was a 24 hr thing it seems but staying away from the gym for a bit.
  • amyepdxamyepdx Member Posts: 749 Member Member Posts: 749 Member
    I’m dealing with the same today - Orangetheory tonight at 5:15 and I’m so tired. But I’m going to give it a go.
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