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    trequ is offline In Orientation
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    working out before sleeping?

    im just wondering if excercising before you go to bed is not a good thing to do. i usually have a lot of free time before bed but am not too sure if thats a bad time to be working out since im going to bed right after.

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    theleip is offline Fat Loss Toubleshooter!
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    If you have trouble sleeping at all then it may not be the best thing as it has shown to negativly effect people with insomnia. However if you knock out like a log as some do then go for it. There are various pros and cons to working out at anytime of the day or night, but i say if your working and and enjoying it then its not as important what time you do it. Here are some intresting pros and cons of an evening workout.

    Pros
    For most people, body temperature and hormone levels peak at 6 pm. Exercising 3 hours before or after the peak will give your your best workout for both endurance and building muscle.
    Muscles are warm and flexible.
    Perceived exertion is low - how hard you feel yourself to be working at exercise. So you may be able to work out harder or faster.
    Can help regulate the amount of food you feel like eating for dinner.
    Stress relief after a day at work, school, or home.

    Cons:
    Distractions and other commitments make keep you from walking and exercising at the appointed times.
    Need to allow one to three hours to wind down after walking or exercise to be able to fall asleep.
    If you discover sleeping problems, need to schedule your workout earlier.

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    Saphron_Girl is offline First Set
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    Actually, I'm one of those people that get very sleepy after working out... so I do my exercising around 9-10 pm. It's perfect for me - I benefit from that list of "Pros" that theleip posted, and I sleep like a baby afterwards.

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    Trainer Lynn is offline Verge of Overtraining
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    So long as it works for you... go for it.

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    LiveFromNY is offline Does NOT need to Deload !
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    let us know!

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