Does anyone really like working out in the morning? Who really enjoys waking up to cardio, rather than coffee?
While many people swear by working out in the morning to get it over and done with, you don’t have to. In fact, there’re many reasons why you should train in the evening.
Now, we should get this out of the way first: exercising at night won’t affect your sleep! We know that’s a common reason why people don’t work out at night. A National Sleep Foundation study actually found that there was no difference in the quality of sleep for those who exercised vigorously in the evening.
Here are a few other reasons you should save the workouts for after work:
Several studies suggest that working out at night resulted in better muscle gains and improved endurance after a session. You’ll get the most bang (and muscle) out of your workouts if you save them for the evening!
Lower Blood Pressure
A Journal of Strength Conditioning Research study found that people who trained at night lowered their blood pressure by 15%, compared to those that exercised in the morning.
A study done by The New England University of Birmingham found that working out at night had people going 20% longer in the sessions, and at a higher intensity. What does that mean for you? More calories burned at night, as well as added benefits of more efficient workouts – tighter arms, stronger legs, nicer abs, and improved overall vitality!
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