If I had to pick between a morning and a night workout, I will always choose the morning time. Starting my day with a workout is the best feeling that I am getting myself going for the day. My body is so used to it now that it knows what I am going to do before I even go to the gym. My theory is simple: Get it done early so you have no excuses !!
Many times people wait till after work to workout. But take a second and think off all the things that can get in the way and all the excuses you can make to just skip the gym. If you get it done right in the morning you just eliminated the excuse and you will now be working optimally all day because of the extra metabolic boost !
Over 90% of people who exercise on a continual basis do their workout in the morning. So if you want to exercise regularly as it may be to your advantage if you get it done right away in the morning. Get yourself into a routine because your body will learn how to adapt to training. If You train at about the same time each morning, and ideally wake up at about the same time on a regular basis, so adapts to the body's endocrine system and circadian rhythms to this. Physiologically, so it helps to be beneficial things start happening in the body; a couple of hours you wake up, your body begins to prepare for waking and then start a physical activity because it "knows" the regularity that it is about to happen. Why?
Your body "knows" your morning routine that you do every day so you can take advantage of it in several ways:
a) It is much easier to wake up on a schedule. If you wake up at different times every day, confuses your body and thus it is never really "prepared" to awaken you.
B) Your metabolism and all the hormones involved in physical activity and exercise begin to increase already below while you sleep. It will probably help you feel more alert, have more energy from the start and is ready to move with you when you wake up.
C) Hormones prepare your body for exercise by regulating blood pressure, heart rate, blood flow to muscles, etc.
Getting up early isn't always easy but it doesn't have to be hard. You need to plan ahead a little. I make my food the night before so my pre-workout meal is ready. My gym bag is packed and my workout is already planned for the day. I have all my alarms set and I am already mentally committed !!! However, if morning workouts are not your thing, you are better off going at a time that you will be consistent and just make sure you find the time to train.
If it's worth it you MAKE the time !
Love, hugs, and happy training !