Best time to train?

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Another LastGasp back-to-basics thread, lol.

Ok, so for most people, you train when work, family commitments etc allow.
But what if all your time was your own? What time of day would you choose to train and why? Is there an optimal time?

Oh God, don't say first thing in the morning! :eek:
 

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Another LastGasp back-to-basics thread, lol.

Ok, so for most people, you train when work, family commitments etc allow.
But what if all your time was your own? What time of day would you choose to train and why? Is there an optimal time?

Oh God, don't say first thing in the morning! :eek:
There no right time to train, but a lot of wrong times,

Don't train, if your all sleep coz you just woke up, or all tired coz it's time to go to bed, don't train if your rather swallow razor blades, than go out running in the snow, or you've got a Hot woman waiting for you, or your distracted or just feeling idle or your still aching from the last one or should be having a rEst day

30 minutes of feel like it exercise a week is worth many hours of not feeling it,
 

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I don't work a great deal so generally can choose when I train, I tend to perform better late afternoons, never feel up to it first thing in the morning, and always always try to train right before a meal hehe. I never train after dinner, just feels wrong to not eat afterwards! XD
 
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Afternoons sometimes work for me.
I have this preoccupation about working off the largest meal of the day - probably silly, but there you go.
I then defeat that by having a light snack afterwards, lol.
 

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If you have the time (not being snarky) why don't you consider a split training model ....say mornings do one part ....afternoons another and evenings another .....maybe shorter bursts but more intense ....if noting else it does pass the time lol
 

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Another LastGasp back-to-basics thread, lol.

Ok, so for most people, you train when work, family commitments etc allow.
But what if all your time was your own? What time of day would you choose to train and why? Is there an optimal time?

Oh God, don't say first thing in the morning! :eek:
Mornings - no way!
I am lazy bum, I like my slow getting up, stroll around a house in pijamas, take quiet shower, drink my fragrant coffee, watch enchanting sunrise.

Midday also not, it just cuts in whatever I have planned for the day.

Afternoons/evenings fit me best. All duties fulfilled, everything slows down, I have my time for myself = I can peacefully go to training, without any guilty feelings, that something was left undone.

I don't work a great deal so generally can choose when I train, I tend to perform better late afternoons, never feel up to it first thing in the morning, and always always try to train right before a meal hehe. I never train after dinner, just feels wrong to not eat afterwards! XD
Seldom happens I eat even after training, I am just not hungry. A glass of yogurt works fine ;)
And before training I need to have 3-4 hours without eating, otherwise my performance takes deep dive :/
 

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I prefer first thing in the morning. Im fresh and my kids are (hopefully) still in bed. It allows me the best time of focus.


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To the people who train after eating...

You either don't eat enough, or don't train hard enough ;)

You might well be right there. I do allow time for a meal to go down if I train after, but still...
Although sometimes, I'll train both before and an hour or so after eating (never immediately after).
Today, I did train in the morning :eek: :confused:
 

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I used to work noon-8 pm. Worst work hours ever, as there wasnt much I could get done outside the house before nor after work. But it had one, only one great advantage...

The best time to work out for me is about 10 am, assuming Im up around 7:30. I get up, have breakfast, get a few things done, workout, shower, eat lunch, and Im good to go. It was honestly the most productive time to work out for me. I was most motivated, focused and tired and run down.

Then kids came along, career changed, and theres no way to work out at that time. Im typically out of the house from 7:30 am-6 pm. On the non-dojo nights, Im too tired to work out, either physically or more often mentally. I teach at an academic school 7:30-3, and do an after school program which consists of mainly 4-6 year olds until 5:30 3 times a week. That just sucks all will to do anything right out of me. I keep trying to eliminate that, but finances dictate otherwise.
 

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Another LastGasp back-to-basics thread, lol.

Ok, so for most people, you train when work, family commitments etc allow.
But what if all your time was your own? What time of day would you choose to train and why? Is there an optimal time?

Oh God, don't say first thing in the morning! :eek:
The best time is when your schedule allows. For me its first thing in the morning, and then again at 7pm on weekdays. Saturdays are a wildcard. sometimes I train all day, sometimes not at all. Usually somewhere in between.
 

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