When is the best time to train?
Research indicates that your body has woken up and is primed around 3 hours and 11 hours after waking
Your joints need at least 3 hours to warm up and be primed – this decreases the possibility of injury.
How intensive is your workout? Will you need to consume a meal to have the required energy to complete the workout?
Some people will and some won’t.
The reality of most people’s situation dictates, that whenever they can is the best time.
The most critical priority is to do the workout, to do the training.
I don’t have to tell you how busy life is, how hectic you are. You already know this.
For many busy people working out at the end of the day is easily missed because of other priorities, whatever they may be.
For some people exercising first thing in the morning is the best option. Get up, go to training, get it out of the way. But this is not for all. Maybe you start too early. Maybe you have kids to care for. Or maybe there are other reasons why exercising in the morning is not conducive.
Maybe some days you can do longer workouts and other days shorter workouts. Whatever works. As I said above, doing the workout is the most critical priority.
Are you a night person or are you a day person? This might dictate which period of your day is better for you.
Whatever your decision, doing the workout is the priority. It may be shorter, or not at the gym, but it is better to have done a workout.
You owe it to yourself, to be healthy, to be fit, to live life.
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