[quote]Polish Rifle wrote:
I subscribe to the theory that you train at the time of the day that correlates with your energy levels. Personally, I feel best around 4:00 in the afternoon, so this is when I train.
I’ve tried the early morning routine and it simply does not work. My energy levels in the morning are garbage.
Experiment a bit until you find the sweet spot…
It sounds like you’re pressed for time, so… whenever you can.
Poliquin has said 3 hours and 10 hours after you wake up are the best times to train.[/quote]
Well, I work from 6 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. - I work 45 miles from where I live, and my gym is a block or so away from where I work. Going home and coming back to the gym isn’t an option. For last 8ish years now I’ve been going around 1 p.m. - however the job has changed some, as well as my life outside of work and the gym.
Last week one day, I had my protien shake ready to go and I got a call had to work on something. Was there from 12:50 - 2:45, left work close to 3, no lunch, no gym and at that point had to get home to get the kids…
I’m thinking if I went to the gym earlier on a regular basis, if something came up that I had to miss it, I could make it up later at that point, I’m thinking if I went around 10-10:30 a.m. I’d be up 6 hours by then, probably have 2-3 meals in by then as well… Energy at this time is, ehhh… I’m typically a night person, but again with the location of the gym to my house, this isn’t an option…
Pressed for time… Yeah, you could say that. On top of work and the gym, married with a 3 1/2 year old, a 15 month old, play in band, own a home, etc. etc. etc.