FST7 Tip of the Week powered by Evogen Nutrition. This week, 22-time Olympia winner coach Hany Rambod answers the question of whether sleep affects your results.
The Pro Creator explains his answer for both a competitor and a non-competitor. Hany advises his athletes to get 7-8 hours of sleep every night. That is the ideal minimum. If you get below that, you'll find yourself snacking at night, which means you're taking in extra calories, which is counterproductive to your diet. So, not only will you be adding body fat, but lack of sleep will also affect your results.
The main reason you want to get good sleep is for recovery. Not getting enough sleep will impact your recovery, which can impact your results.
For competitors, if you don't sleep well, you won't look good the next day. If that builds up from weeks of poor sleep and you're not getting drier, take a look at yourself.