TRAINING IN THE MORNING, AFTERNOON OR NIGHT – WHICH IS BEST? There are many theories surrounding this: Morning – Jump starts your metabolism and keeps it elevated for hours. Afternoon – Body temperature is at its highest and therefore injuries are less likely and strength is greater. Evening – Improves sleep quality and the body is better primed for making gains in size and strength. I believe training is best when you have time, whatever time suits you best. However, whichever time of the day is better suited for you, stick to that time of day. You will be much more likely to train regularly and get better results. The human body follows a cycle called circadian rhythms. It regulates body temperature, blood pressure, alertness and metabolism. These rhythms conform to our typical 24-hour day, and are set based on environmental cues. One of these cues is the time of day we exercise. Therefore if we stick to a certain time of day to exercise we “teach” the body to be ready to exercise at that time. So the bottom line is the best time to exercise is based upon personal goals, schedule and lifestyle but must be stuck to consistently. Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.