When is the BEST Time of Day to Train?

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Almost all of us have some type of schedule, but when is the best time of the day to train if you didn’t have these limitations?

When is the BEST Time of Day to Train

I seem to get the best results when I lift weights at 10:00 AM and do cardio right after with a workout that ends at 11:30 AM.

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This works for me, but what does the research say?

Here’s a video breaking down the best time of the day to train and whether you should do cardio or weights first.

One of the key takeaways from the research is to focus on the what you want to get better at early in the training session.

  • So if strength is a focus, do weights before cardio.
  • If endurance is a focus, do cardio before weights.

If fat loss is a goal I recommend weights before cardio because this creates a unique fat burning opportunity.

Here’s a chart from my cardio course:

High-intensity effort releases stored body fat into the bloodstream.

If you don’t perform cardio (or other activity)¬† after, these free fatty acids get¬†redeposited back as body fat.


If you perform cardio during this time, you will use this fat for fuel.

This is all discussed in much more detail in my advanced cardio course for fat loss.

Almost all of us have a work schedule or have school, but when is the best time of the day to train if you didn't have these limitations?


-Rusty Moore

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