Circadian rhythms are physical, mental and behavioral changes that follow a roughly 24-hour cycle, responding primarily to light and darkness in our environment
So, what is the best time for a workout ?
- Morning – Best potential for building muscle because testosterone is critical in protein synthesis and for rebuilding muscle fiber damaged in weight training. There is also greater mental focus which may allow for greater mind-muscle connection and greater efficiency of muscle work done.
- Afternoon – Best potential for breaking plateau by employing muscle shocking techniques because pain threshold is highest and the limits of the body might be able to be pushed further than usual.
- Evening – Best potential for strongest performance. This is the time of day when the body is in peak condition for physical activity.