Gym b4 or after work?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by kingOFchester, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. kingOFchester

    kingOFchester Well-Known Member

    A question for those that go to the gym and workout.

    Do you workout in the morning or night?

  2. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    I gave up jogging....the ice cubes kept jumping out of my drink!
  3. bumped

    bumped Well-Known Member

    I used to go before work. Now, with a wife, kids and 11 hour days I don't have any time for a gym.
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  5. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    Before work. I've tried it both ways and getting my workout done first thing in the morning works best for me.
  6. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    You are sick, sick people....
  7. fethrs

    fethrs Well-Known Member

    But you love it!
  8. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    I admire anyone that thinks of doing it at either time.
    And you should because your heart is used to physical, which means you need to do MORE to keep it stronger.
    I just cant.
  9. cosmictrucker

    cosmictrucker counting the months

    I recently began a workout program, and found working out first thing after waking up works well for me. I have an early morning start time of 3am, and the gym is all mine at 1am.
  10. UnsurePost

    UnsurePost making the unreadable unreadabler

    My exercise routine:

    Run 2-4 miles before work, around 12-12:30am. 4 mornings a week.

    After work I do weights, yoga and martial arts. Every day.

  11. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I go during regular work hours (9-5). Less crowded then. An added bonus is that is when all the good looking stay at home ladies work out while their husbands slave away at work.
  12. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    During peak I don't go at all. the rest of the time I go 4 days a week AFTER work to the gym. and will usually be there 60-90 minutes. Any more is unneccesary. During the warmer months I usually try and run a few days a week before work as well and then still go the gym after work also to lift.
  13. Raw

    Raw Raw Member

    Before of course! 6:45 am at the gym :happy2:
  14. lvgolfer962

    lvgolfer962 Member

    i need to start going to the gym again. been ft driver for going on 6yrs and when i started i was 165-170 and eating whatever i wanted and now im up in the 190's. i guess my body got used to the work and im not burning off as much as i used to. the hardest part is getting back into the routine of going to the gym.

    you guys that do go in the morning, do you find that you hit a wall/no energy half way through the day?
  15. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    Nope, as long as I'm eating right and getting enough sleep I'm fine.
  16. Raw

    Raw Raw Member

    Not at all, way more energy during work after going to the gym!
  17. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    Yeah, I agree wiht Raw. When I run in the morning before work I feel so good the rest of the day and torqued and ready to go. All day long.
  18. brownrod

    brownrod Active Member

    Obvious answer. Morning. We start so late it leaves plenty of time in the morning to work out. When you get off work between 6-8 that last thing you want to do is go out.
  19. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Last time I went to a gym to workout was 1986. I give people credit that work out. I have no interest in it.
  20. UnsurePost

    UnsurePost making the unreadable unreadabler

    Not saying "you", but America in general has been tuned into thinking that you need a 5 hour energy, or red bull, or whatever crap to avoid the brick wall of no energy in the middle of the day (or night).

    We never hear the truth, that if someone were to only exercise 3-4 times a week for 30 minutes they'd not need those awful energy drinks and whatever other fad people are killing themselves with, in place of exercise.