What’s the best time of day to get your workout in? If you asked ten fitness enthusiasts, you’ll likely get ten different answers. Spoiler alert: Keep reading to learn the answer!
Many people swear by their early morning workouts. It sets your day up for success, and ensures you get the workout in before the day’s demands take hold and rev up your metabolism. I will be the first to admit, I was once in this camp.
Then I learned about the S.A.I.D. Principle- “Specific Adaptation to Imposed Demands.” To put it simply, your body is extremely dynamic and eventually will adapt to the demands you place upon it.
Have you ever trained for a marathon, a fitness competition, or taken up CrossFit, yoga, etc...? Then you know first hand that your body can quickly adapt to the demands of your chosen endeavor. And while your body adapts to its new routine and regiment, you have to constantly push yourself in new and sometimes uncomfortable ways.
So, what is the best time to workout?
The answer is simple… whatever time you are NOT currently working out! Yup, you heard that right. It has been proven that your body must adapt to whatever time of day you choose to workout. So next time you feel that fitness plateau approaching, switch up your workout schedule. If you keep your body guessing, you can only get stronger! Even if you decide to switch it up just once or twice a week, your body and mind will thank you in the long run.