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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rippetoe View Post
    thank you for that read.

    my rest time between sets is 5min. my nutrition is on par...I eat about 4500 calories a day. good quality calories...93/7 lean beef for most protien intake and salmon. smart carbs and plenty of spinach and Brussels. I definitely dont make big jumps on my lifts. just 5lb across all my lifts except the press its 2.5. Now....my sleep on the other hand I know is lacking. I normally get 6 hrs of sleep with a melatonin. I sleep from 9-3 on most. days..i try to sleep 9-5 but usually dont succeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shawnathletics View Post
    my rest time between sets is 5min.
    It's like talking to the goddamn 45-pound plates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shawnathletics View Post
    Now....my sleep on the other hand I know is lacking. I normally get 6 hrs of sleep with a melatonin. I sleep from 9-3 on most. days..i try to sleep 9-5 but usually dont succeed.
    With a couple of decades of rotating shifts under my belt, the game changer for me on the third shift sleeping schedule was to start treating it like a normal day job. In other words, I don't go to sleep right after a day shift, and I don't after a mid (third) shift. Figure out how much time you need to wake up, eat, commute, etc., to show up on time, count back your 8-9 hours, and that's your bedtime. For me, that means ~1pm. Once I started doing that and got into the rhythm, my sleep is better than it has ever been on that shift, which means that I have more energy through the shift and the following morning. Luckily I have the support of my wife and, while he was still in the house, a bit of understanding from the teenager.

    You've gotta pump up those rest times, in bed and under the bar!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rippetoe View Post
    It's like talking to the goddamn 45-pound plates.
    I will implement 7-8minutes next time I work out and report back. thanks!

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    sooo...thanks rip for the link and advice the extra rest times helped out my lifts tremendously. I got all my 3x5s today and my previous workout. form is feeling better since I'm not so out of breathe

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    Quote Originally Posted by shawnathletics View Post
    sooo...thanks rip for the link and advice the extra rest times helped out my lifts tremendously. I got all my 3x5s today and my previous workout. form is feeling better since I'm not so out of breathe
    Amazing isn't it? Resting more than 5 mins. I'm 51 and rest can be easily 10 mins between sets on the squat and deadlift.

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