Many studies and arguments have been going on regarding the best time to workout. Some would say early morning is the best workout time as it can help you stay consistent. Some would argue evening is the best time to workout as it can help you with your sleep. There are many articles that suggest working out in the afternoon is the best time because that is when your body temperature is the highest and it can help you achieve the highest intensity possible.
However, it all comes down to a lot of factors such as your lifestyle, what are your goals, or when is the most convenient time for you. With that said, let’s break down what are the benefits of working out in different times of the day.
Let’s start with morning workouts.
To be honest, morning workout can be done by anyone. All it takes is just waking up early in the morning and get enough sleep. Sounds easy right? But it can be very hard to execute. Morning workouts isn’t ideal if your job is shift based and you sometimes need to come home at 3 in the morning. You won’t get enough sleep. Morning workout should be for those who work early in the day and get off work early in the evening.
How about afternoon workout? Before you plan to do your workout in the afternoon you need to ask yourself these questions. Do I have the time? Do I want to workout in the afternoon daily? Do I have a partner who can workout with me during that time? If you check all the boxes, you can proceed with your plan. It’s true that afternoon workout can give you the best performance. But then again it all depends…
If you are having trouble going to sleep at night, or in other words, having insomnia. You should consider working out in the evening. Evening workouts can be very tiring, especially when your mind and body is worked out during the day. As a result, your body will run out energy at night, making it easier to fall asleep. Studies also have shown that working out in the evening can increase your physical capacity and strength output by 8 to 30 percent. How cool is that?
By now you should know that you should adjust your workout time based on your goals and lifestyle. Choose the time that is best for you in order for you to consistently keep working out. That way, you will have less excuse to skip a workout. If you stress on the most effective time to workout, you might lose focus on your main goal. When do you usually workout? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.