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MythicalStrength

From the situation you describe, sleep is the least significant contributor to failure here. You are not in a good situation for training in general.


RandomUniqueDude

Still, to make the most of my condition right now, is there anything that I could possibly do to get better?


MythicalStrength

I would obtain access to some manner of external resistance for training. Dumbbells, kettlebells, heavy rocks, a sandbag, etc. I'd then seek out higher quality nutrition.


RandomUniqueDude

I can make a bag weighing 8-10 Kgs for resistance (I got plenty books as a student so they can ask act as makeshift weights). I use my bag as added weight in my planks and pushups :-) And as far as nutrition goes, I'll have to selective with what's available to me, for now I have acces to a lot of and varied lentils and cooked rice and spice cooked veggies


MythicalStrength

I personally would not consider that an adequate implement for use of gaining size.


RandomUniqueDude

I agree with you on this, but since I'm stuck at the moment with what I got, could I be pumping more sets and reps to atleast get stronger? I don't wanna end up starting out fiery, pumping easy sets of 15 pushups and going down to 7 by the weekend...


MythicalStrength

In such a situation, my focus would NOT be on gaining but on fitness. I would get myself into such amazing and fantastic physical shape that, when I DO have all that I need to gain, I could absolutely tear through my programming. I would use this for my training https://wodwell.com/wods/equipment/none/?sort=relevant


RandomUniqueDude

I guess I should be doing this then. I'm trying to make the best of my time, Because I've depreciated way too much to be content with myself. I'll be going over the fitness programmes to see what's suitable for me in my current routine :-)


Izodius

You're losing out on some sleep. If you eat and lift heavy shit you will grow.


RandomUniqueDude

I was wondering if 5 hours of sleep in the night plus 2 hours in the day could still somehow let my muscles recover... I used to workout before so my muscles don't feel as sore as they would to absolute newbies


Izodius

Try it and find out. If you eat and lift heavy shit you will grow. MythicalStrength gets like 5 hours of sleep a night and I don't think that dude's got any issues with size.


RandomUniqueDude

I've got plenty of food to go around. What I'm personally worried about is that I've gained considerable amount of fat and lost almost all my prior strength since I stopped and my sleep got fucked up. Working with what I got, I wanna pack a bit more muscle, and if that isn't possible, atleast get stronger and mind muscle connections until I can have the liberty of changing to a better routine.


flamepoop1

Food > sleep > training. Make sure you get enougt protein to make muscles then make sure you get enougt cal.


RandomUniqueDude

The cal requirements aren't anything to worry about, I've actually been taking more for my routine (hence the fat I've been accumulating :-[ ). I'll have to work for protein intake and the working out part is going as planned.


Scott1710

nah, sleep affects nothing it's a myth. I could names lots of bodybuilders that sleep 4,5,6 hours a night


[deleted]

myth? no. arguably less important than perceived? maybe. you can't entirely state it's a myth based off what bodybuilders say. It's their anecdotal experience, not yours. Do what you think is best.


clanofnoobs1995

A lot? lol Surely not enough to be statistically significant hm? Sleep affects recovery and hormonal production. Pretty sure this has been empirically tested.