When Should I Workout?

9 Dec 2014

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MORNING WORKOUT BENEFITS:

 

  • Workouts before breakfast can burn more body fat (the calories you burn remain the same).
  • Morning workouts can kick-start your metabolism for the whole day.  In short, you can burn more calories during your regular daily activities.
  • The release of hormones in response to your workout can actually make you happier throughout your work-day.

 

EVENING WORKOUT BENEFITS:

 

  • Working out later in the day can set you up for better strength performance. Because you have been out and about for quite sometime, your body temperature is higher, which increases your metabolism.
  • An evening WOD can be a great stress reliever after your work-day.
  • You may sleep better.  Metabolism and circadian rhythms are closely linked.

 

BMI vs. Body Fat

BMI vs. Body Fat (Photo credit: syvwlch)

 

Ultimately, you will know what works best for your body by monitoring your energy levels, performance, and progress towards your goals.  It’s an experiment. WOD in the morning.  WOD in the evening.  Compare, contrast and conclude. See you at the box!

 

 

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