(Closed) How late is too late to workout?

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
Hostess
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

When I was working from 8 to 8, I went to the gym from 8:30 to 9:30 and still slept fine.  For me, exercise knocks me out.  I couldn’t work out in the morning because I would be so exhausted all day.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i have been doing my p90x at like 10pm! it feels great and i fall right asleep! 🙂

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I don’t sleep well if I workout too late. I try to keep it before dinner, or if not, 7:30 is the latest I will start.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I workout at all hours of the day lol. Sometimes I don’t get to do my workout until 10pm. I just shower afterwards and hit the hay. No problems sleeping, usually!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

In college I would go at 11 pm, go home, shower, and go straight to bed and sleep like a baby. Now, I’ve been hitting the gym around 8:30-9 pm and have no trouble falling asleep around 11 pm.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I prefer to workout late morning or early afternoon. However my work schedule often forces me to work out later in the day. If I can manage to get some time before 8 PM, I might do a Bowflex workout or some step-aerobics. But if I am running really late, I chose something more mellow, like a Pilates workout or stability ball workout. I have dozens of fitness DVDs of different intensities and durations and go by how my body feels and my schedule.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I just got back from the gym 🙂 I like working out at night – it helps me go to sleep. I just make sure to stretch and shower afterward. 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I normally work out and then go to bed. I guess it all depends on you personally. If you do it once and cant sleep I guess you’ll know working out before bed isnt for you 🙂

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

It depends on if exercising energizes or relaxes you. It energizes me, so if I work out within 2 hours of my bedtime, I have a hard time falling asleep. But, if I do yoga, I can do that and then go right to bed.

FH works out later in the evening than me and has no trouble falling asleep.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I think it really depends on the person. You will know after you do it the first time or so.  I cannot workout past 9 pm. I did last night because I needed to get a workout in. I’m paying for it today. NOT GOOD!

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I typically won’t do a workout after 9pm!

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

I personally try to start my workout no later than 6:00pm on weeknights. I have a really short commute and usually leave by 5:30 so it’s usually possible. For me, I have to workout before eating dinner b/c it’s slows me down if I’ve just eaten a big meal.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think it depends on the person. I can workout anytime of the day. I’m a student with stuff going on at all hours of the day, so if I limited my workout times to certain hours, there would be a lot of days I wouldn’t be working out at all!

Post # 16
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I work out after 10pm or early early in the morning. I work 10:30 to  (10:30-8 in a few days for the next couple of months! Yay overtime and extra cash for wedding!) so I either have to get up at 6am to work out or I do it after I get off, get my daughter to sleep, eat dinner, and have a moment of alone time. I sleep fine! After a hot shower, my muscles relax and I’m out!

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