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post #16 of 27
I prefer evening but only exercise in the moring for the obvious reason that somethingf always comes up. Getting up and working out in the morning is the only thing that works for me.
post #17 of 27
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Originally Posted by oxide
I seem to be getting a better sleep after I workout than usually. I've also heard that in the evening the body produces some substance (teostorone?) which increases the muscle building abilities of the body. Can't remember, maybe it was the metabolism stuff. Anyway, I'm also a evening workout type. Don't have the urge in the morning.

The substance is growth hormone, but its release is highest during sleep.
post #18 of 27
Late afternoon, afterwork before I go home or go out. That way I can also shave again, at the club and look good in the evening.
post #19 of 27
I really prefer working out late at night, then I can just have a protein shake and go to bed.
post #20 of 27
Believe it or not, research suggests that the categories of "morning person" and "night owl" are real and linked to genetics.

The implications for working out strenuously:
Not early morning, if you're a night owl.
Not late evening, if you are a morning personl.

Edited to finally fix an obvious error.
post #21 of 27
I cant go to the gym in the morning, if i do, i will not do much. I usually go in the afternoon, around 4pm before i go back home after work. Sometimes, i like to go at around 7pm or 8pm depending on how late i am going out afterwards. It enegizes for a late night out on the town, which happens very rarely.
post #22 of 27
I try to do cardio in the morning and weights in the evening. That routine is quite possibly based on faulty logic, but it seems to be working out OK thus far.
post #23 of 27
My company has a free gym in the building and I go after work. When it is free and convenient, it is hard to make an excuse not to go.
post #24 of 27
I incorporate my exercise into my normal working day. Instead of taking the tube train, I walk from Euston to my office. It takes about 30 mins each way, morning and afternoon. This way I get one hour brisk walking exercise every working day.

borace
post #25 of 27
When I was in high school I worked out in the middle of the day after school. When I was in undergrad I would work out in the middle of the day or sometimes late at night anywhere from 9pm-12am depending on whether i was bored or wanted to procrastinate studying. After graduating, I mostly worked out in the evening after dinner because I am not a morning person. No way I could wake up with enough time to drive to the gym, drive back and get ready. I'm not yet in the stage where I'm willing to walk around a locker room naked like all the other old guys at the various 24 Hour Fitness gyms I go to. Maybe when I'm 50. Now I'm in law school, I 've been working out in the mornings since I don't have class till the evenings. I find that my cardio is much more effective on an empty stomach, and with a better diet, have seen real improvements and have gotten pretty lean. It's almost as if all the time I spent working out at night during my working days was useless. Hardly any changes to my body. Morning workouts force me to get up (but not as early as I would have if I actually had a real job), give me a good start to my day, I feel good that I've gotten working out out of the way, and working out in the morning makes me want to eat healthy throughout the day. If I stop working out or do it at night on rare occasions, my diet gets out of whack.
post #26 of 27
What do you mean by "empty stomach"? For optimum exercise, the body needs at least an hour to digest a meal.

As most know, the body needs replenishment after exercise. That's another reason why a workout in the late evening is not a good choice for most. (It will make it harder to fall asleep on time.)
post #27 of 27
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Originally Posted by borace
I incorporate my exercise into my normal working day. Instead of taking the tube train, I walk from Euston to my office. It takes about 30 mins each way, morning and afternoon. This way I get one hour brisk walking exercise every working day.

borace

I walk about 40 minutes to and from work everyday, and once or twice a week double that to run errands, but I don't really consider it "exercise". I am addicted to the endorphin rush of a good run (if you aren't drenched, you haven't been running!) or some other forum of cardiovascular activity (rowing is my new thing), and really like to feel the ache in my body after a good session on the weights... Mondays and Fridays I take a break from the gym.
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