Well, you're going to need a lot of things to work. You could have a super-strength training strategy that involves lots of kettlebell curls and handstand pushups and do them consistently for up to three weeks (which makes your muscles stronger). Or you could have a weight training plan with heavy weights and lots of isolation movements, like squats and lunges and some resistance work. You could also try to use a program that doesn't put you to sleep too often, like interval training.
A little extra weight for a day or two just seems to help you sleep. However, a lot of it doesn't. People need to work hard and you're going to need a lot of mental concentration while you're training–especially in the gym. So while I'd happily recommend going three to four weeks without sleep, it's important to have a strategy that keeps you rested, energized, healthy, and happy.
3.) The Best Strength Training Plan Will Do All the Work But Nothing of Value
Strength training is really the key to losing weight, whether you're trying to build muscle or keeping it there. If you're a bodybuilder, it's probably best to plan your entire program around building muscle. That means keeping your body lean and healthy, keeping your weight loss
) low, and working on building muscle, not fat.
In order to do that, you need to have plenty of time. So if you're going to plan on going three weeks without sleep, don't make an early breakfast, don't schedule your last lift the following day, and don't schedule it for the entire day. All of these things contribute to not sleeping in the morning, and all of them could be contributing factors behind your poor performance in the workout itself.
Of course, you shouldn't go through the entire day without food. However, if you're in serious physical pain or need some time to feel well (which is usually the case with people who train at a fitness level that's beyond their years), eating healthy often isn't feasible. It usually requires going to your doctor, and eating things like cheese or fruit with your protein shakes.
If eating healthy isn't part of your training plan, your fitness will suffer for at least a week or a week and a half–which may make it less effective against that problem. Remember, though, when you're putting together your entire fitness strategy, that's what you'll keep doing–not what you'll eat. If your diet gets too low and you