Hey guys today in this article I’m going to be answering the question “Which is better a morning gym workout or an evening gym workout?”
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Let’s firstly have a look at what are some of the pros and cons of each option.
The Pros of doing a Morning Workout
You’ll probably find it easier to get up in the morning to go for your workout since you don’t have any other commitments in the daytime. Also, there are fewer people around this time so you won’t need to wait as long for equipment or machines if that’s something that bothers you. Since it will also be pretty early, then your metabolism will already be nice and high from sleeping all night, which means when you start working out your body fat % will start to drop fast.
The Cons of doing a Morning Workout
Sometimes people find it harder to get up early in the morning and if this is you, then it’s probably not the best option for you since getting up early in the day can be pretty difficult since your body is still adjusting itself from sleeping all night. Some people don’t like making their workouts into a habit that they do every single day because once they start doing that if they miss one day, then it will seem more like a chore than something enjoyable.
The Pros of doing an Evening Workout
One major pro of this is that you don’t have to get up early. Also, you can usually do your workout in a more relaxed state since there will fewer people, and also since you did the workout the day before it will be easier for you to maintain your energy levels throughout it. If you are one of those people who like to go into their workout with a burst of energy then you’ll definitely want to do your workouts in the evening because by this time, if not all day long, then at least most of it you’ll have been awake so your body won’t be fatigued from waking up.
The Cons of doing an Evening Workout
Some people find having a few hours before going to sleep a hassle thus creating a habit of working out in the morning might help you stay away from late-night eating or drinking. Also if you are one of those people who struggle with making decisions, then this is definitely not for you because by the time evening comes around you’ll have been awake for so long that decision making won’t be as easy as when you first woke up.
So now we know what some pros and cons are for each option let’s look at which one is better more objectively
As you can see
As you can see here research has shown that doing a Morning Workout gives far better results than doing an Evening Workout even though they both seem pretty similar on paper. This is probably due to the fact that your metabolism will already be high from having been asleep all night so when you start working out your body fat % will drop quite fast.
Another thing to think about is usually in the evening as people have been awake for a lot longer, they tend to go into their workout with much more fatigue and tiredness which can result in making your session not as effective as it could have been during the morning because you just won’t be able to put as much effort into it. So now that we know this let’s quickly summarise everything we’ve learned today:
The main reasons why morning workouts are better than evening workouts are:
Morning Workouts result in greater weight loss Morning Workouts burn more calories throughout the day Morning Workouts reduce belly fat Morning Workouts help prevent weight gain
Morning Workouts are better because they allow you to work out when your metabolism is at its highest, plus it gives you more hours of the day in which you can burn calories.
The main reasons why evening workouts are better than morning workouts are:
You won’t have to get up early You can do them after work or school so there’s no real preparation needed Evening Workouts give you an energy boost The Cons of doing a Morning Workout is not as bad as an Evening Workout.
The main reasons why morning workouts are better than evening workouts are that morning workouts result in greater weight loss which means that not only will it be easier to lose fat but also keep it off, and this makes even more sense when we consider that people who work out in the morning tend to be more consistent and workout more often than those who work out at night. So now you know, which is better a morning gym workout or an evening gym workout? Well if we let the evidence speak for itself I think it’s pretty obvious but before we go I want to quickly recap everything we’ve learned today:
Morning workouts are better because they give you greater weight loss, what’s even better about them though is that this weight loss isn’t just in the short-term but in the long term as well. Another reason why they are better is that not only do they result in weight loss, but also give you an extra boost of energy when done early in the day when your metabolism has to be at its highest.
The main reasons why evening workouts are better than morning workouts is pretty simple:
you won’t have to get up early and because there’s no real preparation needed you can just start your workout straight away, plus it also offers you an energy boost that will help you throughout your session. Although I’m not saying that doing a morning workout isn’t good for this as well, the only downside to working out in the morning versus in the evening is that if you struggle with making decisions then by the time evening comes around the decisions might be harder to make since usually, people tend to work out later on in the day when they’ve been awake for much longer which makes decision making take more time and effort.
In a recent study
In a recent study, researchers found that having a morning gym workout is better than an evening one. Researchers had collegiate athletes perform either a morning or night workout and then provided them with food. Afterward, they measured the athletes’ blood glucose levels using a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) and found that having a morning workout increased an athlete’s peak post-workout insulin response. This is important because peak insulin provides more effective regulation of blood glucose and higher peak insulin means better overall glycemic control.
The authors of this study note that
The authors of this study note that “intermittent fasting” (a popular diet) has been shown to increase athletic performance in young men, but also notes that it may lead to more impaired regulation of blood sugar if the athletes fast for too long or are inactive for too long when they are non-fasting.
The researchers speculated that keeping an appropriate feeding window around workouts could be beneficial to maintaining the benefits of intermittent fasting while avoiding they measured the athletes’ insulin levels after eating the food. The results of this study showed that those who performed their workout in the morning were able to regulate their insulin levels much better after eating compared to those who worked out at night.
This was thought to be because nighttime workouts create hormone imbalances which makes it harder for your body to work properly during strenuous exercise. In conclusion, the study suggests that if you want to have a good workout and eat right after, you should do so in the morning rather than at night.
I hope today’s article has been helpful and you now have a much better understanding of whether it’s better to workout in the morning or in the evening, so if this is something you’ve ever wondered about I hope today’s article has helped.
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