What is the Best Time of Day to Exercise?

Feb 16, 2010

Written by Steve Mongno, General Manager, O2 Fitness Fuquay Varina

This question is one that is asked over and over again, especially by beginners that want to get the best and fastest results when starting their exercise routine. While there are many technical answers to this question, including one's based on caloric intake and energy levels, my experience offers a much simpler answer...

Exercise when it is most convenient for you! If you try to conform to a dictated schedule, especially as a new exerciser, the chance of your success will be limited at best. You must fit your workout schedule into your lifestyle. Once done and you have been consistent for at least 3 months, you can then start to make alterations based on your goals and your past results and adjust your schedule accordingly. Next thing you know...you're a 'Gym Rat'...and there are much worse things to be!!

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What time of day should I work out?

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