What time is the best???

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    Dec 03, 2007 1:14 PM GMT
    Hey guys...trying to refigure my routine here. I used to be on 2nd shift and could get up and go to the gym about 11am and be at work by 1:30. Worked great, gym wasnt to busy and so on. I decided to switch to 3rd shift a couple weeks ago so I could have my evenings free to have some type of life rather than being at work when everyone else is having fun. 1st shift is not an option where I work.

    Anyhew....now that I am on 3rd, if I come home and go to bed by 7:30 8am, get up and get to the gym by 4pm or so, it is packed!!!! I am getting so frustrated waiting for people to get outta my way and my workouts aren't as intense and taking longer!! I even tried going to a different gym and same thing.

    I thought about making myself workout right after work (6:30am). This way its not so busy at the gym. I know I will be tired from work but if I made it routine maybe it wouldnt be so bad eventually. What do you guys think? Would it be better to get some rest and then workout? Ugh!!! so frutstrated.
  • rusa2525

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    Dec 03, 2007 6:21 PM GMT
    icon_confused.gif I'm having the same problem working third shft I get so tired after work when I go work out that I am worried that it might cause health problems. If anyone could us guys on third shift that would be great!
  • GQjock

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    Dec 04, 2007 11:44 AM GMT
    The best time....
    is when you can get there
    there are no hard and fast rules about when is the best time for a workout
    there are guys that perform better in the am and some better in the evening
    but overall if you can't get to the gym at anyother time
    ...then that's the best time for you to go
    cause it's all a numbers game on how many workouts a week you can get your body to do
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    Dec 04, 2007 11:47 AM GMT
    Yea, I know your right but am trying to get the best workout I can. I dont know what my intensity level would be like after I get off at 6:30am after working 12 hours but I am going to have to do what I have to do. I think once I make myself do it, it wont be so bad after awhile.
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    Dec 04, 2007 12:24 PM GMT
    Redbull,

    Should your mental/physical state after your shift be that much different than someone who works first shift?

    I, and lots of others I'm sure, work 10-12 hour days and workout in the evening after. Sometimes I feel real tired when leaving the office and feel like going straight home and veg in front of the TV. But you have to find the determination to go to the gym instead.

    I take my gym bag to work and go straight to the gym from there. I never go home first. That's dangerous. You risk not going out again. Once in the gym and warmed up, the motivation seems to kick in and the workout just flows. The same should happen for you too providing you are getting enough sleep. Sleep could be key to your having enough energy after work. I understand that can be a problem for someone on third shift.

    Good luck.
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    Dec 05, 2007 12:47 PM GMT
    I have thought of the comparison to someone on first shift and you are right. I think once I get in the routine of doing it, it will be ok. This is the busy season for me so I have been working 12 hour days 6 days a week and I am exhausted, but still try to do what I can...no excuses right? Anyway thanks for the feedback you guys, I appreciate it.