Yesterday I feel like I made an important discovery. I worked out at night for the first time in my new endeavor, and loved it. I commented in a prior post on the stories I have heard about people that work out in the morning and how it gives them more energy thoughout the day. I have not experienced that yet. Usually, when I work out in the morning I have been getting worn out quickly during the workout and go home exhausted and remain so for the rest of the day.
I went to work out at about 6 last night, had an protein energy shake before working out, and then had the best workout I have had since I began. I went 15 minute strong on the eliptical, I bench pressed 250 pounds (which is more than I have done in over 10 years, and I did it without much difficulty). I then did 225 twice, and 185 10 times. I curled, did triceps, back, more chest work, a super-fast set of 100 jumping rope, and more ab work than I have been able to do. I worked out for about an hour and a half. Then had dinner, and was tired at 9 p.m. instead of 11 a.m.
There are still benefits to working out in the morning, but I can’t help but feel like my bio-clock is set for afternoon/evening activity. I wonder if anyone else has had similar or different experience when they start working out regularly?