Anonymous said: Hey Nerdfit, Loving your blog, motivates me on a daily basis. How many hours of sleep should I get a night? Im trying to lose a rather large amount of fat and becuase I study I need to get to the gym at around 5am in the morning. I have to study most of the day and attend school in the day too, how many hours should I be getting? I think the fact that im going low carb, low calorie, and lifting heavy/doing HIIT means I need alot lol. Thanks for the blog bro, you are awsome ;)
Sleep = muscle recovery and (good) hormone production. Sleep deprivation leads to increased levels of cortisol, a hormone responsible for several functions, including your body’s willingness to hold onto fat primarily in the gut section (the “fat-tire”).
Generally speaking rest is a major component to muscle development and weight loss. A solid 8 hour night is prime. For some people that’s a bit much and can “function” on 6 hours, but it’s not prime for the physical goals.
Lastly, thanks for the kudos! PUSH ON, BROTHER.