Article: The Best Time To Train
- 05-02-2013, 08:14 AM
Article: The Best Time To Train
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- 05-02-2013, 02:51 PM
So, strength training is typically most effective when performed in the morning, but testosterone levels are higher in the morning hours, so which one is it? Am I the only one who feels like there is a bit of contradiction?
- 05-02-2013, 03:52 PM
05-02-2013, 05:13 PM
05-02-2013, 08:36 PM
Just go back to the first sentence of the article. Everything else is insignificant.
05-03-2013, 02:17 PM
According to the article:
-Strength and peak power output is better in the mid-afternoon and evening.
-Morning is best for Muscle building purposes due to higher testosterone levels.
-Mid afternoon also for fat loss due to greater EPOC.
Hmmm...I have been doing strength training for powerlifting over a year at 6am and like it that way anyway...meh I have put on good mass too, I like AM fasted workouts anyway, personal preference.
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05-03-2013, 04:35 PM
I think the reasoning behing associating strength training to late afternoon workouts is simply due to glycogen build-up, which you need lots of, the get the most out of your body. If you have been eating and staying in a caloric surplus all day (which I personally do), you'll come into the gym with more output in a smaller time window due to all the carb-loading you've done over the previous 8 hours. I wouldn't just include strength training in that category however. I'd go as far as to say that maximum intensity is met when muscle glycogen is peaked before training.
This type of biology applies to everyone, not just some versus others. But what does vary from person to person is the ability to train in a fasted state well. Anyone can do it, but not all individuals have high mitochondria count in their muscles and not all individuals are enduranced-focused trainees. Some people are capable of metabolizing a higher percentage of fat for energy than others. I'm on the other side - I can eat and hold tons of carbs and my body will use them very efficiently when weight-lifting. However, due to my nature, when I am out of glycogen I am completely gassed and finished with training. Naturally, for those like myself, we train in the evening when our glycogen levels are highest.
I say whatever works for you to reach your goals. During comp time, it's not unheard of to have training sessions in both morn and eve.
The whole testosterone argument isn't a compelling force to train AM, IMO. While they are higher, it doesn't really equate to a large difference. Using DAA preWO could single handedly turn the table on that argument. Your body moreso uses test to shuttle nutrients to the muscles than it does for strength. I'd say eat tons in the AM and training afterwards for max results.
05-04-2013, 12:20 AM
Yes with the way everyone supplements now a days a test booster taken with your PreWO at 5 pm will run you rather decently but it depends on your day, not everyone works a 9-5 and some ppl hit the gym at 5am and refuel properly throughout the day. I believe that time management for the best lifting time only depend on the individual
05-06-2013, 08:54 PM
You can offset the higher testosterone in the morning by actually switching to a keto-adaptive state as testosterone levels rise when you are in this mode and the difference between AM and evening is negligible (at least a strong case can be built from the scientific literature regarding this).
Either way you can work with glycogen stores or fat. That really gassed feeling you get when you finish a heavy duty set has to do a lot of the time with the lactic acid build up in your muscles which then increases your blood PH towards acidic levels and thus you hyperventilate like someone in diabetic keto-acidosis.
I find my recovery is much better when keto-adapted although the muscle looks harder rather than bloated, due to the fact that glycogen holds water in the muscle cells and creates that swollen look.
05-07-2013, 08:19 AM
05-09-2013, 11:12 PM
If you work out 5-6 days a week you will find that a once a week load up may not be sufficient but rather 2 in a week. Each person is different though, i'm sure you've found your groove though. I just like experimenting :).
P.s. I don't like popular, I like what works and has an evidence based approach, that's why I mentioned keto, rather than; lets say, some crazy arse all fruit diet or some such nonsense.
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