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Is it Better to Work Out in the Morning or Night?

Does the time of day really have an effect on your workout?

Man Out for an Early Morning Workout
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Given the standard 9-5 work schedule, a lot of guys will ask whether they should get up super early, or hit the gym after work, and whether that choice affects their gains.

The short answer? It doesn’t. According to the peer-reviewed science, training early in the morning or late at night will give you similar results.

Some guys are morning people, so they thrive off workouts at sunrise, while others feel best getting a lift in after their workday is done. Of course, sometimes you’ll have to go when you don’t want to so you don’t miss a workout. Experiment with workout timing and go with whatever time of day works best for you.

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