We all have a few friends that get up way at six in the morning and get in a crazy workout before they start their day! High-performance, well-organized professionals seem to work out in the morning, so it’s all too easy to associate a pre-work exercise routine with success. But it turns out that, especially if you’re not a morning person, exercising in the evening might work better!
If you’re a morning person than exercising at the crack of dawn can jumpstart your day—but what about the rest of us for whom getting up at 6:00 a.m. does more harm than good? Throw in kids or an inflexible schedule and getting to the gym that early is impossible for some people. Well, some experts now believe that the right time to exercise depends on your natural rhythms! Don’t kill yourself crawling out of bed at 5:45 if you have more energy at 8:00 p.m. and want to pump yourself up for the evening out!
In fact, Dr. Gladys Pearson, a physiologist at Manchester Metropolitan University in the United Kingdom, says that working out in the evening might have a bigger impact on your body! She told local news station Chanel 4 that new research indicates people might be stronger in the evening. One reason? Your muscles are warmer after a long day. Pearson suggests that working out in the evening can boost your muscle capacity by 8-30%. Obviously, more research is needed before anyone narrow that down. However, the next time someone makes fun of you because you don’t join their hellish morning spin class? You know what to say.