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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-28-2017, 06:42 PM Thread Starter
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Trouble sleeping

Why is it that I have trouble sleeping the nights of a heavy workout day?
This happens so frequently that I can count on it.

Work out venue:
Monday - heavy weights 10 reps 2 sets. This will be the night I can not sleep.........
Wednesday - light weights 20 reps 3 sets.
Friday - concentration on extra cardio and whatever my mood is for resistance training.

I always do 1 mile on the stationary bike x 2, 10 flights on the stair stepper, 5 minutes on the stationary walker x2.

Good night Chesty, wherever you are......
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-30-2017, 03:01 PM
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It's probably because of adrenaline.

I had this problem when I played in a basketball league at night. We played very competitively, so I'd get amped up, revved up.

And had a lot of trouble getting to sleep when I got home. Another guy in the league described the same thing happening to him.

Once you get a lot of adrenaline pumped into your bloodstream, it takes a while for it to work out of your system.

Adrenaline is basically like a natural form of speed. So your heart rate etc. is increased etc., and it takes a while to wind down.

When doing heavy lifting, you are probably getting more revved up for the challenge of lifting the heavy weights, so you probably get more adrenaline in your system than if you are doing light lifting or cardio.

So you may want to adjust your schedule. Do the heavy lifting at a time that is not close to your bed time, and not on a night before you have to go to work the next day.
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It's probably because of adrenaline.

I had this problem when I played in a basketball league at night. We played very competitively, so I'd get amped up, revved up.

And had a lot of trouble getting to sleep when I got home. Another guy in the league described the same thing happening to him.

Once you get a lot of adrenaline pumped into your bloodstream, it takes a while for it to work out of your system.

Adrenaline is basically like a natural form of speed. So your heart rate etc. is increased etc., and it takes a while to wind down.

When doing heavy lifting, you are probably getting more revved up for the challenge of lifting the heavy weights, so you probably get more adrenaline in your system than if you are doing light lifting or cardio.

So you may want to adjust your schedule. Do the heavy lifting at a time that is not close to your bed time, and not on a night before you have to go to work the next day.
Well, I'll be danged! Makes sense to me.

Good night Chesty, wherever you are......
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-31-2017, 07:42 AM
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Not Only Working Out

This will happen when any activity that causes you to "amp-up". On my annual Quebec fishing trip I am up for 24 hrs driving but when I try to sleep the 1st night at camp...sleep comes hard. Day 2 it's lights out. LOL FT
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