There are many varying opinions around whether you should train in the morning, noon or night. Many long winded overcomplicated answers which cover different contributing factors like quality of sleep, nutrient timing, etc.
The short and simple answer is – it depends on the individual’s peak state and energy levels. In other words, the individual’s level of arousal (referring to training response, get your mind out of the gutter).
The best time to train is anytime where you’re naturally focused, energetic, feeling strong and able to perform your best in a training environment. For some folks, that is in the morning, others at night or during the day.
If you’re in a position where you are struggling to feel this level of arousal, or psychologically disengaged when you are training, here are some tips to help you get back on track.
- Get quality sleep
- Drink more water
- Make sure you’re eating enough calories.
- Take personal time out of your day to refocus on yourself
- Take a holiday away from the feelings of daily stress, and being overwhelmed if you need to
- Make sure your daily nutrition requirements are met consistently
- Be consistent with your training and stay active