People always ask me “when is the best time of day to work out?”.
“whenever you will do it, and KEEP doing it”.
Now, in theory, that’s true. Since success depends upon consistency & effort, spearheaded of course by showing up!
Here is a little more scientific answer:
There are two waves to consider.
The first is PERFORMANCE.
Both aerobic & strength performance is at peak when the body is warm. Studies show that basal body temp is highest late-afternoon/early evening (about 3-5pm). For people just starting a training program, performance is markedly WORSE in the early am.
That being said, consistently training a a specific time (i.e daily practices in a.m) decrease this difference as the body adapts to performance at that time.
The second thing to consider is METABOLIC EFFECT.
Meaning: the effect exercise has on the body’s ability to burn calories. Studies over time have shown that exercise done in the morning will increase blood flow & increase metabolism level throughout the day – leading to burning more calories over the course of the day.
All that clarified I return to my original statement. Which ever part of the day works FOR YOU, gets you to keep showing up, is the BEST time for you. Morning, afternoon or night. #justdoit
Now let’s get out there and MAKE AMAZIN HAPPEN!
xo – Mia