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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    When do you think is the best time to workout?

    My choices are slim due to work and where I live. I can either go at 5am, and have 1.5 hours to workout, or I can go on my lunch break and have 45 min - 1 hour to work out. I kinda like going in the morning, because I feel so awake afterwards for the rest of the day....or at least until after lunch. What about you guys + Gals, when is your optimal time?
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    The optimal time is when you are most functional. If you can actually bust your ass in the gym at 5:30 am, go for it. Otherwise, hit up the lunch time workout.
    Last edited by RedSpikeyThing; 07-05-2006 at 05:08 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ammotroop
    My choices are slim due to work and where I live. I can either go at 5am, and have 1.5 hours to workout, or I can go on my lunch break and have 45 min - 1 hour to work out. I kinda like going in the morning, because I feel so awake afterwards for the rest of the day....or at least until after lunch. What about you guys + Gals, when is your optimal time?
    Personally if I had the choice.. in the morning because if you really want to bust your ass you will need more time between sets. You just don't have that during lunchtime.
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    as long your fed, it doesn't make a difference.
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    I used to workout in the morning for my weight training class at school and i hated it. I prefer working out later in the day after im more awake and have had at least 1 meal.
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    Yeah, I will get up at 4 and eat a boiled egg or 2 and be at the gym by 5. Eat some chicken right after I lift. As soon as my protien shakes get here I will drink on right after I lift
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ammotroop
    My choices are slim due to work and where I live. I can either go at 5am, and have 1.5 hours to workout, or I can go on my lunch break and have 45 min - 1 hour to work out. I kinda like going in the morning, because I feel so awake afterwards for the rest of the day....or at least until after lunch. What about you guys + Gals, when is your optimal time?
    When would you eat lunch if you workout during your lunch hour?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bjohnso
    When would you eat lunch if you workout during your lunch hour?
    on the clock

    I workout after I get off work... it sucks because you are beat from working all day, but it feels good to come home and crash. I tried morning lifts, but you have to be careful with what you eat before or else you'll feel like **** all day (or at least thats how it was with me)
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    i suggest early in the morning... because after a long day at work i feel suglish and dont think i could lift as much as i could in the morning, to me the gym is more important than work.. lol.. i am there every monring when they open at 5am. Another plus is the gym is less crowded that early, so theres no waiting to use any machine

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    Doesn't matter to me.

    Lately it's been lunchtime workout sessions, especially on leg day.

    Last night was an evening session and I couldn't have picked a worse day to do back. ****heads doing barbell curls in the squat rack.
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    The best time to work out is at 3:17 pm. Obviously.

    However, I have to go after work, so more like 5:30 or 6 pm.
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    I like afternoon, so I can wake up and do my cardio on a empty stomache. Unfortunatley work f's that up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guido
    The best time to work out is at 3:17 pm. Obviously.
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    me: so this is the "pump" you speak of
    me: I could never figure out what people were talking about
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    I love having the gym to myself (almost) in the mornings. I like to be warmed up and lifting by 5:45am. The rest of the day is a breeze.
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    From a scientific perspective, a morning workout is most beneficial because it increases your metabolic rate throughout the day. Obviously, however, if you're sluggish and unable to lift with maximum intensity in the morning, the benefits of a morning workout disappear.

    Personally, I do cardio in the morning and lift in the evening. Cardio requires less concentration.

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    I was just reading an article about this, some expert said, and i feel bad not knowing who it was.. it doesn't matter when you work out, except for in the morning, without a really thorough warm-up, your muscles will be stiff, and more vulnerable to injury. If I was you, rather than have such a rushed lunch break, I'd go in the morning, and just make sure I did lots of stretches and maybe a short jog before lifting, to really warm-up.
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