Posted by Naturaldisaster
I usually dont work out during the day, I usually start to work out pretty late at night. What is the best time to work out though. At night im usually more tired, and my muscules arent are kinda worn out. cuz at that time I have to work hard than i would, say in the morning when im completely energized. I push myself to complete all my workouts. but is that a good thing, bad?
If you are looking for fat loss, there is no better time to do cardio than sometime in the morning before the consumption of carbohydrates. Over the course of the night your blood sugar drops. So when you wake up in the morning, that is the lowest blood sugar time of the day. By doing morning cardio while your blood sugar is low, you are able to get wayyy more out of your cardio than say 6pm after a big meal or something like that. Without out getting into a huge rabbit hole discussion of blood sugar and how it helps and hinders performance, just know that the best time for cardio is sometime after you wake up before your carb source. If you want a full run down of why this is so important PM me and ill be glad to help you more. Or if you feel like it, you can check out Ironaddicts.com. They have prob the best overall nutrition forum on the net IMO. The guy who runs the site is amazing and is a human encyclopedia.
Now for WEIGHT TRAINING, pushing yourself super hard with very low blood sugar might make you dizzy and hinder your performance. For intense anaerobic exercise like heavy weights, Id leave that for a lil later in the day, say afternoon and up. Reason being is not only is your blood sugar lowest in the am, but your are at your weakest in the am. Want proof? Try and make a hard fist right when you wake up, your grip tends to be a lot weaker... So why would you want to take that am weakness into the gym and put up less weight?
Overall, Its ok to work out anytime besides right before bed ( due to its affect on falling asleep IMO). Its just some times and circumstances are more beneficial than others. It all depends on what your goals are.