MORNING or EVENING Workouts for Weight Loss?

Check out my client Christina’s transformation where he put on a whole bunch of muscle

Morning vs. Evening workouts which one is best for strength how about for size how about to lose weight

well, today I’m going to answer all of these questions so you can set up the best workout schedule for yourself.

Now I’ve done both morning and evening workouts and each of these has their own benefit.

And when you’re choosing  what time in the day you’re going to work out  it’s going to highly depend on your goals, for example, are you trying to build muscle,

are you trying to burn fat or are you trying to just simply get a workout in rather than skipping it we’re pushing it off till tomorrow?

So let’s go over the benefits of working out in the morning first. When I first started working out I would work out pretty much only at night.

But for the last, I would say 5 years I’ve been doing the exact opposite I’ve been working out first thing in the morning. Now there’s a big reason why I switched and I don’t really plan on switching back.

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The number one biggest benefit of working out in the morning is that you get your workout done.

What do I mean by that? Well I mean that especially as you get older and you have a job and you have all these other responsibilities

it’s really easy to get caught up with your day and wind up not having the energy the willpower nor the desire to work out at night.

What this does is it makes a lot of people that plan to work out after work or just simply towards the end of the day…

it makes a lot of these people skip their workout with an excuse like  I’m really tired today I’ll just get my workout in tomorrow.

Then tomorrow comes and it’s the same thing all over again. The American Council on exercise  claims that people  that work out first thing in the morning

tend to be more consistent with their workouts and they tend to work out more often than people that work out later in the day.

If you procrastinate your workouts…. you have to……I repeat you have to get your workout in first thing in the morning.

I’m saying before you even comprehend that you’re awake just get out of bed put your sneakers on going to the gym go for a run get your workout in because it’s not happening later.

The other huge benefit of getting a workout in first thing in the morning especially if you have a job is that it sets up the rest of your day very very well.

I don’t even have the exact words to explain it but it just makes everything easier. You would think that working out before work would make you tired at work but in reality, it boosts your awareness of your attitude and your overall emotional state.

This isn’t just me saying this guy’s this is proven……working out releases endorphins and whether you’re going to class or you’re going to work you’re gonna perform better just because you worked out.

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Another benefit of working out in the morning is that you’re going to get a great full night of sleep when you hit those pillows.

A lot of times when you work out at night your body goes from unwinding and starting to relax to a more active state.

Combine this with some caffeine or some pre-workout to help you blast through your workout and you’re going to have a lot of trouble going to bed if you schedule that work out at night.

Now, this benefit isn’t the same for everyone some people will experience better sleep quality working out at night rather than in the morning so This is highly up to your preference.

The last thing that I want to mention about morning workouts before I move on to nighttime workouts is that if you do a morning workout you can choose to do it in a fasted state.

When working out in a fasted State you’re not gonna magically burn more calories but working out fastedcauses an increase in fat mobilization which means that ultimately it can help you burn more fat than a nighttime workout.

Okay, so those are some of the benefits of working out in the morning…….

now there are equally as many benefits for working out at night as there are for working out in the morning they’re just different.

When I used to only work out at night I can say for a fact that I was always stronger in all of my lists whether it be squats bench presses whatever.

Even though this is based on my personal experience there are studies that suggest that everyone’s body temperature will be higher later in the afternoon and at night than body temperature in the morning.

in fact, in the morning is when your body temperature is at its lowest. And there are plenty of studies documenting that athletes perform better when body temperature is higher.

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Another reason why people may experience more strength later on in the day is that unless they’re doing intermittent fasting

they’ve had the chance to accumulate a whole bunch of calories throughout the day that they can now apply towards their work out.

By being able to lift heavier weights and by performing more intense workouts, in general, you’ll be able to build more muscle and get more results.

So if I was training for a powerlifting competition I would prefer to do my workouts at night. Now it’s not only your strength that increases for nighttime workouts.

Many people will also have more energy between the hours of 2 and 6 p.m. likely due to higher testosterone levels.

also, you’ll be significantly more flexible because your muscles and your joints are already warmed up from just being active throughout the entire day.

So most people will be able to handle a more intense nighttime work out easier. Now again this isn’t the answer for everyone

for example if you have a very physical job like cleaning or Construction then you’re probably going to be pretty wiped out at night. And you may be better off considering a morning workout.

however, there are other benefits of working out at night such as if you had a stressful day you have the opportunity to blow off that steam. And rather than going to bed stressed you’re going to be able to relax your mind.

Another benefit is that protein synthesis levels Peak at night making nighttime the optimal time for weightlifting.

Also at night, your lungs are at their Peak efficiency so your endurance workouts will typically be better at night.

There was a study done on soccer players and swimmers and their fastest times were recorded towards the evening.

Overall the truth is that there really is no one right time to work out it highly depends on what you want to do,

individual preferences, and what works best for you. Try both of them figure out what your body is most compatible with and remember the number one thing that determines your success is consistency.

So pick the time of the day that you’re going to work out based on when you’ll actually do the work out consistently. that’s it guys I really hope this tip has helped if you enjoyed it make sure visit my website gravity transformation.com

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My passion for fitness began when I was 14 years old. I naturally fell in love with training and haven’t stopped since. At 18 years I acquired my first personal training certification from ACE after which I opened my first gym in 2011, Gravity Training Zone. I'm now in the process of opening up my third location! I love to share my knowledge through personal training, my online courses, and youtube channel now with over 1,000,000 subscribers! I'm always here for my customers so if you need help don't hesitate to send your questions to support@gravitychallenges.com

Founder // Gravity Transformation, Max Posternak
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