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Morning workout vs. Evening workout

Monday, November 18, 2013

I'm wondering if there is any difference, i.e. one is better than the other. I have heard that you don't want to workout too close to bedtime, because then you will have a hard time sleeping.

My problem is though, I have a REALLY hard time getting up any earlier than absolutely necessary to go to work. I HATE waking up early. I know, I know, how cliche, graduate student who can't get out of bed until after 9am, boohoo, poor me. But seriously, I TRY. I try every week on Monday/Tuesday to get out of bed when my boyfriend wakes me up, since he gets up at 5am to workout. I have even tried just having him wake me at 6 or 6:30, but I have no motivation in the morning.

I suppose the time that really makes the difference is whatever time you find that fits in with your lifestyle. So I should just be proud that I make the time to workout, and I do it around 5pm. If that time works for me, then I'm sure it will make more of a difference than not working out. I am really hoping to one day be better at working out in the morning though. I would like to come home and not have to change, workout, shower, before I do anything else. Oh well though, if it is important I'll make the time. And I AM making the time, that's something at least.
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  • SKY214
    The best time to workout is the time that you actually do it. Try not to get caught up in the morning metabolism thing. What makes the difference is that you're doing a workout. Something is definitely better than nothing. emoticon

    Yay Sarah!
    1644 days ago
  • KATRICK528
    I am trying to do workouts in the morning. It is supposed to help with metabolism and get better sleep later... However, I hate it and I am getting really bad about not doing the workout when I wake up. If I do not do the workout in the morning, I try to find time later on to do it.
    The worst workout is one that doesn't happen. As long as we get it in, it will help.

    I wake up at 6:30am for work, and just cannot get up at 6am to squeeze in a 15-20minute workout (5-10minutes for cooling off, stretching, and time between exercises).
    1648 days ago
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