What is the perfect time to train?
There is a lot of questioning about this aspect, but in reality there is no single answer.
Beyond the individual aspect, which not only includes a person's training state but also his rhythms, habits and lifestyle, in order to give a more complete answer, it is possible to move the question towards the "What is the goal of those who train"?
This is because, by varying the time of day, the type of training to be preferred also varies, and the physiological mechanisms that are put in place during the same activity.
If the goal is to lose weight, for example, the best time to do sports is in the morning, as soon as you wake up, on an empty stomach; in this situation, fat consumption is maximized. However, it is very important to consider that it is not good, at this time of the day, to perform quality tests or to undergo extreme efforts, because the body certainly needs to activate itself, the muscles and joints are still rigid and the energy reserves may be insufficient. for certain types of efforts.
If you train in the late morning, you can instead extend the time and increase the effort required, at least a couple of hours after having a good, balanced breakfast, with carbohydrates and sugars ready to give you the right energy.
If, on the other hand, you want to optimize your performance and take care of your training technique, late afternoon and evening are the most suitable times, when you have an energy peak, your body temperature, and therefore muscle, is higher and you have a greater release of adrenaline.
From the food point of view, in this context, it is good to have eaten balanced meals in the previous hours, in order to ensure adequate supplies of energy to be spent later during the activity.
It should also be noted that carrying out high-intensity and long-lasting activities, a few hours before bedtime, could be harmful, because sleep could be hindered and compromised in its quality.
In conclusion, it is therefore good to evaluate training and the moment in which to practice it according to our needs and goals, and above all by listening to our body and our biorhythms.