Morning, evening or luchtime workout

andrus kokerov

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What do you prefer and why? What kind of workouts do you do? How do you get yourself going?

Im trying to get my workouts now into the morning. Its kind of hard to get me going but i dont mind running in the morning. I wake up at 6, grab a banana and go running for 40 minutes. After that i eat breakefast and get to work at 8. I couldnt imagen doing weights or crossfit in the morning. Maybe im a sissy.

Why do i prefer workouts in the morning? No excuses. The workday may get longer and that could give me a excuse for skipping my workout. Also it dosent take time away from my family cause im free in the evening. Although lifting weights will be in the evening. The gyms here open at 7 enyway, so even if i would want do lift weights in the morning i would be late for work.
 

RyTheTreeGuy

Well-Known Member
What do you prefer and why? What kind of workouts do you do? How do you get yourself going?

Im trying to get my workouts now into the morning. Its kind of hard to get me going but i dont mind running in the morning. I wake up at 6, grab a banana and go running for 40 minutes. After that i eat breakefast and get to work at 8. I couldnt imagen doing weights or crossfit in the morning. Maybe im a sissy.

Why do i prefer workouts in the morning? No excuses. The workday may get longer and that could give me a excuse for skipping my workout. Also it dosent take time away from my family cause im free in the evening. Although lifting weights will be in the evening. The gyms here open at 7 enyway, so even if i would want do lift weights in the morning i would be late for work.

Great thread...I personally am like you and would much prefer it to be over sooner rather then later. Its a great way to start your day off on the right foot and helps with relieving stress to get a psychologically ready for the day ahead. However, as I age I find my routine has changed from high intensity all the time (crossfit) to listening more to what my body needs and it seems to include more mobility and flexibility work. Without my foam roller and some mobility exercises for my shoulders, hips and spine I would be wrecked
 

VenasNursery

Active Member
I like to run in the morning or swim but just started Jan 1st so we will see in April when the season kicks in. I hope to still run in the morning and swim in the evening. Time will tell!
 

Dblehron

Active Member
After work! I get to mobilize throughout the day, jam a bunch of calories and water into me, and the evening workouts are cathartic for me - a good way to process things and unwind.

That being said I absolutely LOVE being in the weightroom, so if you do it out of necessity and not out of pleasure your mileage may vary. I know alot of people that don't move once their butt finds a couch at the end of the day.
 

SomethingWitty

Arkansawyer
I like some light cardio to wake up with, but I've started taking evening Jiu-Jitsu classes, and I think a couple of hours of pushing after work is where it is at. I get to burn whatever is left in the tank, all the snags from sitting in an awkward spot while I wait on my ground get worked out before sleep, and I get right to bed instead of piddling about for three extra hours playing on my phone because it's too late to play outside and too early for me to be exhausted.
 

niceviews

Member
Morning time for sure. I’ve been enjoying p90x for packed in workout in about 45 minutes including warmup and cool down. Wake at 5, breakfast and coffee at 6, work by 7. I’ve wanted to get into an after work routine as well to help keep the mind occupied and the cravings to just drink beer after work down.
 
I workout at night. I'm up at between 4am and 5am most days, so I just don't have time for a proper workout in the morning. I walk my dogs in the morning for half an hour or more. After work my fiance and I start with mobility work and dynamic stretching. We do about 45 minutes of lifting (mostly a full body major compound movements) then cardio and static stretching. I find I've got to be careful though. If I push too hard at the gym after more strenuous work I'll get nervous system fatigue and be hosed for a few days.
 

Daren Smith

Member
Mornings work best for me when we are in the mid summer grind. Like most of us when we start work at 7 by the time we get done the last thing I want to do is feel like there is something I “have to do”. Working out in the morning starts my day off right for sure. I’m a huge fan of a solid “morning routine”, when we are busy i get up at 4 spend 10-15 minutes on some reflection, meditation, and goal planning for the day while I sip some pre workout and eat an apple or banana. My training consists of a lot of mobility work during the summer, in the fall it’s mobility and recovery from a hard season. Usually this time of year is when I try to gain some muscle and get my body ready for the summer! I’m 27 and by no means am I old but my body isn’t getting any younger so trying to keep everything mobile is top priority!
 

Mark Chisholm

Administrator
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I typically train before work, but sometimes am not up for it (literally) . I've learned to listen to my body better and that means being a little more flexible in my routine based on other influences. Yesterday I trained after work. I have a late hockey game tonight and have to travel tomorrow by 5:00 am so that means no morning workout.

One thing I have read is most people stay more consistent on morning workouts because there's less chance something else will get in the way causing you to skip.
 
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