Thought I would get things off to a good start and write about something I get asked quiet a lot at work.
“When is the best time of day to train”
Honestly, there is no correct answer here. It really is dependent on the individual, their likes, dislikes, work schedule, and general life stuff.
Use your common sense. If you like getting up with the larks, then train in the morning when you are at your most productive. If you feel more focused after work, then train then. At the beginning of a training journey, it is about commitment and consistency to get you into a routine of training regularly at a time of day that works best for you. Beyond that, it works itself out.
Personally, I love getting up when it is cold and dark in the morning and grinding out a hard session before the rest of the world is awake. It helps me have a really productive day and feel accomplished before breakfast. It is not for the faint of heart because I often train on an empty stomach in the dark and cold, but I love it and have been doing it for years this way. I know that I am not alone because every morning I have clients that want to train early and we have an amazing time and set goals for the day that lead them to be super productive all day.
I have clients that are tied to certain times of the day due to school runs and other such commitments, so I know their time is precious and we make it work the best way we can. And we set weekly goals and check ins to make sure they stay on track.
My evening clients bring a whole new dynamic to my world, as I am normally ready to switch of at 4 pm but these guys relight my fire and set me on another path of excitement and focus. They work hard and still have time to go home and eat a good meal before bed.
Each group of clients bring something different to the session, but they all show up strong and raring to go waiting to learn from me at the time of day that works best for them.
In essence, you train at the time that suits you
I am sure I can recall countless articles that suggest a specific time of day is better than another for one reason or another, but ultimately you all live the life you have and if you can manage to train 3 times a week during your hectic schedule, then you are on to a winner.
If you would like to know more scientific reasons to choose a specific time of day, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch and I can give you more information over a 15 minute call or even better arrange a free consultation to discuss in person