cameroncrazies02
I've been killing myself in the weight room lately, but am noticing sometimes it's been too much. Some days I can work out at 7 pm then have to turn around and work out again at noon the next day if I'm going to get a work out in. Now my schedule is changing and I'm going to 3rd shift. I have a couple different times I could work out. My schedule being 11p-7a, I could work out when I get off work at 7 am, or after I wake up around 2-3 pm or before I go to work around 8 pm. I want to get into the habit of working out daily at the same time to avoid that muscle fatigue...a few questions/factors to consider..

-I tend to have a better session when I work out mid-way through my day. Say I had the whole day open and woke up around 10 am, I'd have a better lift at 7 pm at night than at 11 am. My body is just much more prepared and my muscles are ready to go and I tend to have quite a bit more stamina later in the day.

-I'd prefer to stay away from lifting at 7 am right after work, before I go to bed. I think I'll have a hard time going right to sleep and I'll probably be exhausted after work.

-I guess I haven't really noticed, but from your experience, after you work out do you tend to get tired? I'd hate to lift right before work, have this big adrenaline dump then just crash a few hours later right in the middle of my shift.

There seems to be pros and cons for both, but for you experienced lifters, what do you suggest?
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sportsfan12
When I worked a 4pm to midnight shift for a few summers in college, I would wake up at 10am and lift around noon. Gave me enough time to wake up and digest breakfast before hitting the gym hard.
My work was manual labor, so I didn't want to lift after work...and I probably wouldn't have wanted to work out before bed because it would keep me up.
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peckulease
cameroncrazies02 wrote:


-I tend to have a better session when I work out mid-way through my day. Say I had the whole day open and woke up around 10 am, I'd have a better lift at 7 pm at night than at 11 am. My body is just much more prepared and my muscles are ready to go and I tend to have quite a bit more stamina later in the day.

-I'd prefer to stay away from lifting at 7 am right after work, before I go to bed. I think I'll have a hard time going right to sleep and I'll probably be exhausted after work.

suggest?

If you work out right after work in the morning, wouldn't your body be already up to par since you had just got done with work? I know you said you want to stay away from the morning workout, but I think that would be the best one. My roomate works 11-7 and he works out in the morning. He has no problem going to sleep when he gets home.

In the end, it's personal preference.
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coachw12
it is best to train at the same time every day if possible. I train in the morning after I do my qi gong because that is when I have the most energy and feel the strongest.
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peckulease
I guess I should ask, when do yu go to sleep? Do you go to sleep right after work or do you stay up for a few hours and sleep untill it's time to go to work? I would stick with the sleep pattern you currently have.
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hillmatic39
As for as weightlifting goes, you do not necessarily want to be lifting heavy weights in the morning. A lot of times your joints and synovial fluid in your spine has compressed while you sleep. Loading your body with heavy weights in the morning can cause more injury.

Optimally, the body's best time to lift weights is around 2-3 pm in the afternoon or when the body is heightened (mid day between waking up and going to bed).
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newmen
I've been told that the best time to life is within the range of 10am-2pm assuming you get up wake up in the morning somewhere between 6-8 in morning.

Just thought I'd throw my two cents in the pot in case somebody else stumbled across this topic...
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roadkill1
Your testosterone is at it's peak in the am (hence morning wood).[]
Or after your rem sleep, in CC's case that may be a different time.

Anytime one has time to lift, that is a good time to lift!!
But testosterone peaks add in growth and strength.

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tylah10
It is also good to switch up times after a few weeks or so.

Basically you just want to keep your body on it's toes so you don't get stuck in a rut.

Switching up the time of your lifts is just as important as switching up your workout.

I lifted at 3:30pm for a few months and towards the end I noticed my results started to slow down. Switched my workouts to 11pm-ish and it was like I was working out for the first time again.
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