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Scotty Hagnas
11-30-2006, 05:54 PM
Here is an interesting new study on jet lag/irregular sleep schedules:

I've GOT to get out of my night job......

Scotty Hagnas
CrossFit Portland

Pierre Auge
11-30-2006, 07:33 PM
Scotty, dude, I agree....

Steve Liberati
12-01-2006, 04:57 AM
"Lights Out" really woke me to the importance of sleep. There's a slew of negative effects as a result of messing with your internal clock. Often times, this is one of the most overlooked areas of health and fitness.

Mike ODonnell
12-01-2006, 06:22 AM
Haven't read "lights out", but is the biggest issue the release of GH for tissue repair? I know it said that 75% of our total GH comes during the first 3 hours of sleep between 10-1am. I imagine messing with our natural bio-rythms for sleep only diminishes the amount of GH, lessens the anabolic part of sleep and increases the catabolic effect. Just guessing.

Steve Shafley
12-01-2006, 07:34 AM
but is the biggest issue the release of GH for tissue repair?

No, not really.

Tissue repair occurs in the absence of GH. Albeit a bit more slowly.

Exercise response in those with panhypopituitarism is a personal interest of mine. There's not a whole lot out there though.