When is the best time to hit the gym?

Do you go to the gym in the morning, afternoon or evening?

  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Whatever works best for you. I go a couple hours after waking up.

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I like going whenever it opens, which my current gym does at 5am

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    During the week I go after work because I have leave for work at 5am and don't want to get up at 3am. During the weekend I go around 6am.

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Who's the thot?

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >morning
    less people, chill workout
    >afternoon
    more regulars, potential future gymbros
    >evening
    lots of people, lots of zoomers and women (test boost)

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Evening is empty in my area. Best time for me.

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

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  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you can swing it, morning is best. You have to understand that your hormones aren't just at a constant level all through the day--- they have peaks and troughs that follow your circadian rhythms. Growth hormone and free test levels are highest in the morning and lessen as the day goes by. For men, GH spikes and drops several times throughout the day, strongest in the morning and progressively weaker as the day goes on. Women have a more continuous GH release. The best way to make use of these morning hormone levels is to exercise fasted as early after waking up as possible (eating causes insulin release which craters/counteracts GH levels). It helps to have some caffeine or preworkout, along with citrulline and Alpha-GPC which further increase GH spikes

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Also to follow this up, this is another reason to adopt intermittent fasting and to abandon all-day-long feeding with small meals. When you are eating all the time, you are basically causing a continuous release of insulin which will do two things. First, it will progressively blow out your insulin sensitivity, which can contribute to diabetes, make muscle tissue less responsive to feeding/nutrients, contribute to fat gain, and worst of all cause chronic high blood sugar levels which is generally terrible for longevity and is one major cause of age-related diseases. Secondly, constant feeding will nullify the natural rhythm of GH release (the spikes throughout the day) and you'll only have peaks at night while you sleep. The real magic of IF is the reverse of these things; it maximizes your insulin sensitivity which is a really great thing, and it allows your GH levels to be as high as possible as long as possible throughout the day.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        So train fasted in the mornings before you have lunch?

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yes, that's what I do. It's up to you about whether to break the fast for your "anabolic window" immediately following the conclusion of your workout (I do that), however it's hard to say how much whey alone spike insulin, so it might not be disrupting GH release. I'm not sure

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Makes sense. Thanks for your insight

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Also to follow this up, this is another reason to adopt intermittent fasting and to abandon all-day-long feeding with small meals. When you are eating all the time, you are basically causing a continuous release of insulin which will do two things. First, it will progressively blow out your insulin sensitivity, which can contribute to diabetes, make muscle tissue less responsive to feeding/nutrients, contribute to fat gain, and worst of all cause chronic high blood sugar levels which is generally terrible for longevity and is one major cause of age-related diseases. Secondly, constant feeding will nullify the natural rhythm of GH release (the spikes throughout the day) and you'll only have peaks at night while you sleep. The real magic of IF is the reverse of these things; it maximizes your insulin sensitivity which is a really great thing, and it allows your GH levels to be as high as possible as long as possible throughout the day.

      would highly not recommend, not a single body builder aiming for maximum muscle and leanness would ever do this. while it’s true GH spikes are inverse to insulin spikes, you aren’t growing while you’re training so the GH being high while training is irrelevant. The only thing some people may do is fasted cardio first thing in the morning, but this is generally more to do with curbing hunger/appetite and often still involves a protein shake prior.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        No one is relying on GH for its anabolic properties, for "growing" while you exercise. It's significance is in preventing muscle catabolism when you are in a fasted state or (dieting) and encouraging the use of fat for energy. If you are clever and include in your preworkout GH secretagogues like alpha GPC and Citrulline, and then ALCAR and caffeine for enabling use of fat for energy, you don't have to worry much about muscle catabolism when you exercise

        With and without preworkout or those ingredients, I have managed to maintain a ton of lean mass and strength over the years while consistently exercising fasted first thing in the morning. if you're a hard gainer ectomorph it probably makes sense to eat as much as you can all the time, but for many people there's no point blowing out your insulin sensitivity

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Everything you are saying is true and makes sense, but the reality is that overall caloric volume has a greater impact on this, hence why it’s important to have mini cut/dieting phases in between your mass gaining in order to resensitise yourself to insulin and shred off some fat. There’s plenty of skinny fat guys out there that would have type 2 diabetes if spiking your insulin throughout the day lead to irreversible insulin resistance and wasn’t counteracted by the glucagon and gh release when they become hungry and glycogen is needed later in the day to balance their overall intake. If that makes sense.

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The best time to go to the gym is when you have time to go, whether it's in the morning, afternoon, or evening.

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

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  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If I go in the evening my preworkout stops me from falling asleep. Preworkout is also a waste of money that I should stop using so hey

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Just make it yourself, much cheaper and you actually get to decide what goes in. It might be more expensive as a purchase but you'll get like a 4 month supply with the amounts you get rather than a 30 day supply that you get buying it premade

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

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  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Best time to go to the gym is when most women show up for the free test boosts and mires. This is usually after work(4-6pm) on weekdays and before lunch on weekends(10am-1pm).

  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    late morning or early afternoon.

  15. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >morning
    Less fitna, more gains
    >afternoon
    Ppl with no jobs
    >evening
    You will never use a fucking bench, rack or machine, go back home.

    Be more specific with the timing. For example, I go at roughly 6:10am most days and it is fairly empty aside from some dedicated folks and a few women that come so they don’t get harassed during their workouts. Personally, I’ve been thinking of just avoiding the gym for the rest of the summer because more and more people have begun showing up during my session. I guess it’s time to hit the fields and just work on mobility and athleticism. I’ll start my bulk again in September.

  16. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm a nightchad, I go right to the gym in the morning after workt

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