I was wondering if there is a dramatic difference if you work out first thing in the morning or afternoon. I have been working out around 6 pm everyday after i get off of work for about a year now. I was thinking of changing this up so that I work out around 6 am everyday to better fit my schedule. I was wondering if working out in the morning would have a greater/lesser effect on me. I know that we have elevated testosterone levels in the morning, but I have also heard that if you workout early on, you burn a lot of calories/carbs throughout the day and that isn't all too ideal for me considering I'm trying to gain weight.
Another thing is that I always thought it was better to work out later on in the day and to eat a lot of protein immediately afterwards and to sleep soon after a workout also. I know that is probably wrong but I'm a freak when it comes to making sure my body is building/recovering itself to the max so someone please clear that up for me. Any input is appreciated.