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morning or evening workout?

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by matadorpoeta, Mar 21, 2006.

  1. matadorpoeta

    matadorpoeta Senior member

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    i feel better throughout the day if i workout in the morning, before going to work. however, i have a hard time getting myself out of bed, so i often workout at night.

    which do you prefer and why?
     
  2. Saucemaster

    Saucemaster Senior member

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    Evening. It's hard enough for me to get myself to stumble into the shower in the morning, much less do squats. Plus I always get a burst of energy once the sun goes down. My father, on the other hand, is a confirmed morning person, and can't imagine a better way to start the day. Different strokes, etc.
     
  3. globetrotter

    globetrotter Senior member

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    I used to prefer evening, back when I went every day to the gym and hung out for a while. now I like to spend the time with my family in the evening, so I go to the gym first thing in the morning.
     
  4. Tck13

    Tck13 Senior member

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    Evening workouts are my favorite but since trying morning workouts, I like those also.

    I have noticed that I must go about each workout differently. If I do it in the morning I have to do different excercises than in the evening.

    Morning consists of more stretching and less strength or really 'pushing it'. More warming up. Actually, I like yoga or something like that. In the evening, I am stronger, more flexible, and can 'push it' more as I am already awake and probably have some stress from the day. I also do some stretching after the workout in the evening to calm down.
     
  5. Ambulance Chaser

    Ambulance Chaser Senior member

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    Noon. I work out at the gym in my office building, and found that time to work the best with my schedule -- it lets me get work done in the morning and fight lag in the afternoon.
     
  6. ATM

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    Evenings on weekdays and mornings on weekends. Of course, lately it's been neither.
     
  7. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Mid morning - pretty much the same reasons as Ambulance Chaser. Gym is 2 minutes from my office, at a leisurely pace.
     
  8. Renault78law

    Renault78law Senior member

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    I'm a morning person. I find that when I plann on workingout in the evening, invariably, something comes up that prevents me from going. Working out in the morning is the only way to ensure that I'll actually workout at all.
     
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    When I can escape for a few hours during the week, I'll go around 3pm. I get the best workouts around this time, and I don't mind working into the evenings. During the weekends, it's definitely mid-afternoon.
     
  10. Bradford

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    I much prefer to work out in the evening - typically I'll stop and get my workout in on the way home from work.

    I just don't have the strength or energy in the morning to work out.
     
  11. mensimageconsultant

    mensimageconsultant Senior member

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    oxide Well-Known Member

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    Early morning workouts reportedly increase the chances of getting sick.
    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2002/...in516880.shtml

    Evening workouts can disrupt the sleep schedule, especially if you have a meal afterwards, as is recommended.


    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.
     
  13. Vintage Gent

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    Either a 30-40 minute walk over lunch or a 45 minute walk/run in the evening.
     
  14. Becks23

    Becks23 Senior member

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    evening/morning's are bad due to your catabolic state. mid afternoon is best based on studies i've seen (try to find them if anybody is interesteD)
     
  15. alflauren

    alflauren Senior member

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    Usually about 10pm to 11pm for me, then I relax for half an hour (read SF, check email), have a piece of fruit, take a shower, and go straight to bed. Up at 6:30 a.m.
     
  16. moosy

    moosy Senior member

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    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.
     
  17. mensimageconsultant

    mensimageconsultant Senior member

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  19. tsloop

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    I really prefer working out late at night, then I can just have a protein shake and go to bed.
     
  20. mensimageconsultant

    mensimageconsultant Senior member

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    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.
     

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