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Morning Workouts & Illness??

On issue 41 of Coach King’s “Between the Sets” newsletter, someone posted a Reuters article about a study that concludes that early morning workouts make one more suseptable to illness, due to elevated cortisol levels.

I was just curious if this was “old news”. I’ve heard gains are slower earlier in the morning, but nothing about illness. And BTW, I know this is just one study. I workout @ 5:30am, have have no intention of changing, even if this turns out to be true. I’d rather workout in the dark and take a couple of extra vitamin 'C’s instead of getting to the end of the day and find a reason not to hit the weights :-). Take care - T.E.