Hi; do you know about best workout times? I see 99% of people working out in the morning, but I am NOT a morning person. Is it okay to work out in the evening? I read somewhere that working out at night is bad, because it means your body doesn't get a full meal for ~8 hours, and a post-workout snack isn't enough. Then, what about working out before dinner? Thanks.
Hi! It all depends on you, your personal preferences, energy levels at different times of the day, your lifestyle and your job/school schedule.
The big advantage of working out in the morning is that you’re done for the day. It’s a great feeling to know you’re already done with your workout when sitting at your desk at 9 am! It makes you feel like “I’m gonna get lots of things done today!”.
However, I noticed I cannot push myself as much as I can early in the morning versus later in the morning or in the afternoon, particularly when it comes to strength training. I noticed I can lift way heavier weights later in the day than first thing in the morning.
The bottom line is: the best time to workout is the time you feel the strongest.
If you have a stressful job, going to the gym before dinner after a busy day at work is the perfect way to let some steam off.
Exercising after dinner late at night is ok if you’re a night owl. If this is when you’ve got the time, and if you feel strong and energized at that time, go for it. A post-workout snack will be enough if you had a well-balanced dinner before.