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80% of New Year’s resolutions are abandoned by February. What’s the point? You psych yourself up for these life-altering changes and it inevitably ends up being too much to sustain, so you give up. It’s a cycle that’s far too common. In fact, in my gym, we keep tabs on ‘resolutioners’, the folks who crowd the gym for a month and then bail as quickly as they came in. There’s a right way and a wrong way to approach fitness in the new year and the only ‘trick’ that works is sustainability.
Sleep gets a pretty bad rap. People love to brag about how little sleep they get. Our culture thrives on the no-sleep hustle. You see it in tabloids and overhear it at the office: ‘I just don’t need that much sleep’ or ‘Sleep is such a waste of your day’. The super-human sleep habits of successful people are too often glorified, looked up to, and imitated. But, there’s a reason these habits feel unnatural. In fact, lack of sleep could be the reason you’re not seeing the results you want in the gym. So, let’s take a moment to put these sleep myths to bed.
There are plenty of opinions out there about the best time to workout, and every locker-room expert has their own advice. You may have heard people singing the praises of waking up early to hit the gym, to encourage fat burning. Other people swear by the after-work or midnight sweat session. The truth is that there is very little scientific evidence to suggest that one time of day is more effective than others. Instead, the best results happen when you find a schedule that fits with your life and your goals. Having said that, there are pros and cons to both morning and afternoon training. Here are a few, broken down.