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AM vs PM

AM vs PM: which is best for training?

Do you cling to every last moment in bed? Maybe hit the snooze button a couple of hundred times before rolling out the covers? Telling yourself things like, ‘Ah, I’ll never get a decent workout in now anyway, I’ll do it tomorrow…’

If some or all of these sound familiar, then in spite of what any study or PT tells you about how it will benefit your endocrine system and all that mumbo-jumbo, maybe training in the morning isn’t for you.

Whatever the benefits are, if you’re not a morning person, your bed will always have a more convincing argument.

So, why not train in the PM?

What it all boils down to, on a basic level, is what you can do consistently and effectively. If you aim to train in the evening but never actually do a session then it’s going to have a negative impact on your goals. The same applies with training in the morning.

Your pattern and routine will change; that’s inevitable. You may even switch around your preferences for AM or PM training. In the end, it all comes down to what you enjoy doing on a consistent basis.

By Simon Price