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IRISHFANUH87 Posts: 1,038
2/11/13 10:50 A

I have also found that the best time to workout is whenever you will actually do it! For me that is in the evening. To do it in the morning I would have to wake up at least an hour earlier than normal and I'm not very good at pushing myself to get out of bed until I absolutely have to. And my evenings aren't very busy right now...I'm sure this will all change in the future when I have children!

NMSUSTUDENT SparkPoints: (29,604)
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2/11/13 9:09 A

At 1:00 am after waking up.

CUSH1932 SparkPoints: (40,392)
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2/10/13 8:58 P

I try to get most of my workout in the morning. Slowly building until 1 can do a whole hour. right now I do half in the morning and half at lunch.

GIGI4AUSTIN SparkPoints: (53,117)
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2/10/13 8:13 P

I am more faithful when I target my runs in the early mornings.

JCWIAKALA Posts: 347
2/10/13 7:56 P

I find it's harder to sleep if I exercise too late. But that's just me. I usually work out after work because I have the strongest willpower than.

IVYLASS SparkPoints: (118,119)
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2/10/13 7:50 P

The best time is when you can do it consistently. Not a morning person? Go after work. Tired after your shift? Go in the morning or at lunch. Fit it some exercise on the weekend.

CHERIMOOSE Posts: 390
2/10/13 5:00 P

Some people, including myself, find it harder to do strength training first thing in the morning. The body seems to need a little more time to gear up for that.

I'm a big fan of splitting up workouts into multiple sessions per day, if one's schedule allows it. This more closely simulates how our lean ancestors lived before the tech age. It leaves you with more energy and less hunger. A number of studies show it burns slightly more fat, The only downside of course is the scheduling..

DRAGONCHILDE SparkPoints: (57,014)
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2/10/13 3:46 P

The best time to workout is the time that you'll actually do it. :) I'm NOT a morning person... but I know that if I wait until evening, the odds that I'll actually exercise as planned drops dramatically until it's nonexistent. So by getting up, getting the kids to school, and hitting the gym, I actually go ahead and do it because I'm up and ready.

PLus, it sets me up for a good start to the day. One healthy choice leads to another. ;)

What matters isn't when you work out (contrary to popular belief, you don't burn more calories on an empty stomach) but THAT you workout. :)

RUNNINGAL425 SparkPoints: (78,863)
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2/10/13 12:54 P

As long as you get in a workout-does it really matter what time? Just do it!!

FAITH0620 SparkPoints: (1,120)
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2/10/13 11:38 A

Thanks so much! I had been mostly working out in the evenings sine I workout at home and my husband works evening shift. That's usually the only time I can get a little me time. I know "most" people workout in the morning and I didn't know if it mattered. Thanks so much for your guys help! emoticon

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2/10/13 7:29 A

The best time to work out is anytime. Do it whenever you have the time to focus and give it your all. But like the previous poster said, don't break it up, do it all at once.

UNIDENT Posts: 33,498
2/10/13 2:56 A

It doesn't matter.

Your endurance and ability to work out more will improve more rapidly if you don't break it up, but from a calorie burning perspective, it's largely irrelevant.

And it doesn't matter, if you're not breaking it up, whether it's morning or evening.

Edited by: UNIDENT at: 2/10/2013 (02:56)
FAITH0620 SparkPoints: (1,120)
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2/10/13 1:41 A

Jus wondering if it is better to workout in the morning or evening or should I break it up. or does it matter?

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