The answer to this question is simple: the best time to workout is whenever you feel the most motivated and that is the most convenient time for you. What matters most is not when you exercise, but that you exercise, period! Sure, some will argue that one should take advantage of the periods of the day when testosterone and growth hormone levels are higher such as in the early morning (e.g., 7am). But how many of you who are not "morning" people would be motivated enough to go out and exercise when still half asleep? My guess is probably not many. Just getting to the gym or track or the great outdoors and performing some type of physical activity is the important thing. But you're not likely to get going unless the time is convenient for you to go do it. So go ahead and workout at 6am, at noon, or even at midnight. It really doesn't matter what time you exercise--just do it! Enough said.
Brian Danley, CFT
"Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going."
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I'm a personal trainer who loves to help others fulfill their health and fitness goals. I consider myself a bodybuilder in that I live the lifestyle of eating healthy food, working out regularly, and sculpting my body.