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2018/04/05 21:09:28 (permalink)
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Training - time of day

I always have my best workouts first thing in the morning on nothing more than a strong coffee. The workout is invariably fantastic and puts me on a high till midday. Then... it all goes crashing down quite quickly.
 
Never used to be as bad as this but i am mid 50s now so I guess it is sort of expected.  Anyone else suffer this dilemma? I love my morning workouts but is it worth it to be a zombie after 1pm?
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    Re: Training - time of day 2018/04/05 21:22:43 (permalink)
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    Half hour nap on the sofa before work at about 1pm does me the world of good. I work until 11pm so rarely get to bed much before 12:30 at night. I'm up just after 7 for the school run, then hit the gym. Don't have the most taxing job tho so I can cruise thru my late shift surfing and posting on MT

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    Re: Training - time of day 2018/04/06 22:14:28 (permalink)
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    I used to be able to withstand huge amounts of self inflicted punishment with workouts, training, and wild nights etc and it all seems to be catching up with me now - oh well.
     
    I might have to knock the early morning workouts on the head. The combination of caffeine on an empty stomach and the stimulation from the workouts is just too much for this old body to take.
     
     
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    Re: Training - time of day 2018/04/07 04:14:44 (permalink)
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    Morning workouts fueled by coffee and a bagel get me off to a good start.
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    Re: Training - time of day 2018/04/19 14:36:05 (permalink)
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    Continue how is comfortable for you.For me it's much easier to start great in the morning.these are my hours!in the evening i get sooo tiried even if i am not..idk why..or rly get a nap..good idia
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    Re: Training - time of day 2018/04/19 16:39:23 (permalink)
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    I'm significantly weaker in the morning than evening. Not sure if it's because ive never trained then.

    I can lift noticeably more weight after midday! Is most likely energy levels and could be improved with diet. I'm not a morning person either!
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    Re: Training - time of day 2018/04/19 17:26:45 (permalink)
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    It also helps that mobility is largely improved when you have been up and about for a few hours.... I don't often train later in the day but when I do I do notice that side of things. Particularly on heavy compounds

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    Re: Training - time of day 2018/06/19 15:50:53 (permalink)
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    I work nights and I used to go to the gym straight from work most mornings. Gradually I became more tired through the natural ageing process and it wasn't practical to train being fatigued. The only time I can visit the gym now is mid-afternoon a couple of times per week for an hour each. That's the only time I have.
    On Friday I still put in a post-2 hr intensive session regularly with a short legs session on a Sunday.
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    Re: Training - time of day 2018/06/29 19:40:31 (permalink)
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    46 this year and started Training again last year, had a lay off before Christmas (ligament) which seemed to take forever to right itself, anyways I found both last year and this year tha Morning>Lunch Time Workouts work way better for Me, seems very much a Up Hill Struggle once past say half 3 > 4 O'clock ..also prefer pretty much an empty stomach pre Workout.
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    Re: Training - time of day 2018/06/30 19:22:47 (permalink)
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    I'm in my mid fourties and work out every morning (normally 6-7 days a week) am fine.  I just train for up to thirty minutes (time pressing just 20 mins), keep my sets and sometimes my reps down and just go moderately heavy and one main body part a day.  I find this helps me manage my recovery and avoid the dreaded midday zombie feeling.
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