CrossFit Discussion Board  

Go Back   CrossFit Discussion Board > CrossFit Forum > Fitness
CrossFit Home Forum Site Rules CrossFit FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Fitness Theory and Practice. CrossFit's rationale & foundations. Who is fit? What is fitness?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-13-2011, 09:32 AM   #1
Alicia De Alba
Member Alicia De Alba is offline
 
Alicia De Alba's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Tucson  AZ
Posts: 22
Napping after a workout

I go to a 530am Crossfit class and then come home and eat breakfast (I eat paleo and have nothing pre-workout). I find that before the afternoon, I feel super tired and usually take a nap. The length really depends on how tired I feel. Anyone else do this? I'm not sure if beneficial or hurting me that I workout, eat, and then nap.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2011, 09:35 AM   #2
Katherine Derbyshire
Member Katherine Derbyshire is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Seattle  WA
Posts: 7,596
Re: Napping after a workout

Nothing wrong with naps, IMO. Lots of people swear by them.

The thing to look at is whether you're compensating for not getting enough sleep at night. If you're only getting 5 hours a night and take a one hour nap in the afternoon, the problem is the 5 hours, not the nap.

Katherine
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2011, 09:37 AM   #3
Alicia De Alba
Member Alicia De Alba is offline
 
Alicia De Alba's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Tucson  AZ
Posts: 22
Re: Napping after a workout

Quote:
Originally Posted by Katherine Derbyshire View Post
Nothing wrong with naps, IMO. Lots of people swear by them.

The thing to look at is whether you're compensating for not getting enough sleep at night. If you're only getting 5 hours a night and take a one hour nap in the afternoon, the problem is the 5 hours, not the nap.

Katherine
Ya I'm working on getting more sleep at night for sure. My WODs were getting greatly affected by my lack of sleep last week so I took a few days off and got lots of rest and felt better. But napping after a WOD has been a common thing since I started.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2011, 10:01 AM   #4
Shane Skowron
Member Shane Skowron is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Queens  NY
Posts: 3,800
Re: Napping after a workout

Quote:
Originally Posted by Alicia De Alba View Post
I go to a 530am Crossfit class and then come home and eat breakfast (I eat paleo and have nothing pre-workout). I find that before the afternoon, I feel super tired and usually take a nap. The length really depends on how tired I feel. Anyone else do this? I'm not sure if beneficial or hurting me that I workout, eat, and then nap.
I nap after my Saturday workouts because a) I have time and b) because I usually put in a ton of volume on Saturdays.

I find it speeds up the recovery process a bit.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2011, 10:16 AM   #5
Bill M. Hesse
Member Bill M. Hesse is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Streetsboro  OH
Posts: 4,615
Re: Napping after a workout

I find it depends on the activity. In the past when I have high volumes in the water and on the pavement naps were a plus for me. With lifting I feel less need for naps. Not to say after a brutal day of heavy deads (heavy for me at least) I might need to sit down and rest the lids for a bit. I suppose it depends on my intensity and volume. You should try to get enough sleep at night though as Katherine mentioned. Ray Lamontagne helps with that.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2011, 12:06 PM   #6
Michael Zoda
Member Michael Zoda is offline
 
Michael Zoda's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Yardley  PA
Posts: 356
Re: Napping after a workout

I nap on rest days. I find it hard to fall asleep post workout. Sometimes if I have a day off or the extra time I'll nap before the workout.

Although like Katherine said, compensating for 5 hours of sleep is a bad thing. I've had those 4-5 hour nights and found that the nap does not help at all. My energy levels were still very low.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2011, 12:12 PM   #7
Jason Wallis
Member Jason Wallis is offline
 
Jason Wallis's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Marshfield  MO
Posts: 1,182
Re: Napping after a workout

I remember having time for naps... ahh, the good old days!
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2011, 05:09 PM   #8
Michael Dowling
Member Michael Dowling is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Goshen  NY
Posts: 733
Re: Napping after a workout

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jason Wallis View Post
I remember having time for naps... ahh, the good old days!
yeah i agree... if you have the time for an afternoon nap by all means indulge, i would love a nap every afternoon, but it's work, then kids baseball, dance class, cook dinner, clean, put kids in bed, i finally sit down on the couch at around 10 and asleep by 10:15.

i actually enjoy being sick just for the alone time and naps.
__________________
LOG
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2011, 05:24 PM   #9
Chris Mason
Banned Chris Mason is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Charlottesville  VA
Posts: 4,708
Re: Napping after a workout

If given the chance I will nap about 2 hours after training.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2011, 08:58 PM   #10
Michael Kelley
Member Michael Kelley is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Virginia Beach  VA
Posts: 317
Re: Napping after a workout

This is a problem I wish I had. I can always use a nap, but there are only 24 hours in a day...
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
pre workout, post workout shake Peter Gan Nutrition 7 03-15-2011 12:33 AM
pre-workout nutrition for 6am workout Brian Blackburn Nutrition 30 12-30-2009 12:47 PM
Woman - First Crossfit Type Workout - 1 Workout Brandon Petersen Fitness 2 08-04-2009 02:03 PM
FRS pre-workout and Muscle Milk post-workout?? Nancy Cohen Nutrition 31 05-11-2009 08:20 AM
OK to do a workout after a Jui Jitsu workout? Oleg Zhoglo Fitness 7 01-29-2009 09:53 AM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:18 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
CrossFit is a registered trademark of CrossFit Inc.