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    When is the right time to lift weight? In the morning or evening? When you wake up from sleep in the morning, the body is usually stiff and I don't think weight lifting is ok in the morning - even after warming up.

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    I personally do not like working out in the morning. I tried it once and it just did not fit well with me. I typically work out in the afternoon or mid day like around 5:00pm.
    I like that time because my body is fully up and ready to burn energy (most of the time).

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    There have been a few studies which suggest training in the late afternoon is the optimal time to train. I think you should train when it suits you and your schedule, some people have to train in the morning, even if it isn't ideal. I train late afternoon or at night.

    You shouldn't feel stiff after a warm up...

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    I used to always train around 4pm when i worked at a gym, and found that to be a good time, i hate training to early or to late but work commitments dictate when i will be able to train.

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    I prefer to train in the morning. However, when I do, I do not lift weights as such. I think it can be a good thing to start the day. However, I understand that if you have intense tasks to do during the day, you may prefer to workout when these tasks have been done.

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    I find the best time for me is in the evenings. I function better generally then and find I can lift more, my energy levels in general are just higher. I do occasionally so weights in the morning, although this is merely to wake me up, not to train.

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    I am a morning workout person and I find that it gets my appetite going and I am use to it from high school football. But for eating and meal timing. I find afternoon/evening to be the best. Only made the mistake of trying to eat a large breakfast once.

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    I certainly don't know the scientific answer for this question, but I know my personal preference. I workout in the afternoon, or even late evenings if its the first opportunity I get. I'm just not a morning person in any capacity. Just waking up is enough of a task for me. There is no way I would be able to get a truly effective workout in.

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    I would personally do it in the evening. I don't really do any big workout in the morning except jogging and ab exercises. I seem to find it hard to do too much in the morning.

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    I heard that morning was best. But honestly anytime would seem to be fine.

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    I don't really think the time matters. I work out in the afternoons in the winter, and workout in the mornings in the summer, and don't really notice any difference in my energy between either time.
    However, the one positive to working out in the morning is that there are far less people in the gym.

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    I lift weights and workout towards the end of my day so I can lay down and fall asleep and let my muscles get some rest. I feel tired through the rest of the day if I do my workout in the morning.

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    Well, your personal preference fits with the science which has shown the optimal time to train is late in the afternoon.

    I'm the same as you, I don't like training in the morning, it just feels wrong. Training late in the afternoon feels natural to me, the best time to train.

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    I workout first thing in the morning because I like to lift weight on an empty stomach which helps me burn a lot of fat. I think its alot the best time to workout because it going straight to your fat store and burn that first.

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    That makes sense. Do you feel tired or weak the rest of the day though?

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    When ever I have time, this usually means in the evening on weekdays and the mornibg on te weekends

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    Morning would be the best for me as I feel much more "fresh" then if I were to do it at night.

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    Training in a fasted state does have benefits. Studies have shown that it improves insulin sensitivity and you will gain less fat when eating over maintenance but training fasted. I would do it but it doesn't fit my schedule, I don't have enough time in the morning.

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    Actually i'm doing yoga and exercise. Daily walking 3 to 4 miles and also and don't eat more meal. I think yoga and exercise both are best to lift weight.

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    nice advice bro....

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