When is the best time of day to workout – Does it REALLY make a difference

By | November 17, 2014

When is the best time of day to workout – Does it REALLY make a difference

morning_finalI’ve heard a lot of discussion of when is the best time of day to workout. Some people believe it should be always at the same time while others believe that you should have eaten very specifc meal exactly 2 hours before you touch the weights.

I believe you shouldn’t restrict yourself with any of these rules you might hear people talking about.

Just choose a time that suits your schedule and when you feel the strongest.

Some people might be a more of a morning person and hit the gym right after they wake-up without eating anything. Other folks might prefer to workout at midnight after heaping meal.

But whatever you choose there is a couple of things you might want to consider.

#1 EVENING

The biggest rush to gyms happen on this time when most people head to workout after work. I personally avoid this time at all cost since it is really annoyingly crowded. There is nothing more irritating than group of people gathering around the bench press or power rack reserving the equipment for just their use for 30-60 minutes.

#2 LATE EVENING / NIGHT

Doing heavy workouts this time may affect in your ability to fall asleep. Everyone is different but for me this is a big no-no. After I finish my workout my body will be in overdrive for well over 3 hours. Trying to fall asleep is nearly impossible.

CONCLUSION

Thats really all there is to it. Forget everything what people ramble about in regards to this subject and hit the gym when it suits your schedule and when you feel the strongest, be it early morning with an empty stomach or late evening after a big meal.

Don’t think you’ll hinder your ability to gain muscle and strength by working everyday exactly at 14:05! The success of your whole workout plan lies in the progressive overload on exercises, correct nutrition and rest.

Did you find this article helpful? Drop me a comment below! I’d love to hear what you have in mind.

– Jesse 🙂

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