One of the most popular questions people have with P90X is when should they workout. My best answer is it really depends.
I have read many of stories saying how mornings are the best because your body is fresh and you’ll carry the energy through out the day. I’d agree with that.
When I use to have a normal 9-5 job I made it a habit to hit the gym before work and get it out of the way. In most cases I would say it benefits everybody to workout in the morning because of just that. Getting it done and out of the way.
It’s easier to fall asleep an hour early, not watch the news or The Daily Show, and get up then try to workout at 9pm after a long day of work and running around. Doesn’t it always seem like work goes on for an extra hour or something pops up when you get home.
The biggest complaint I hear from people and especially parents is time. Most P90X workouts are an hour-long and trying to squeeze in that time if you have not done it already is tougher than doing the workouts. The hardcore P90Xers would call those excuses but they need to be addressed. Here are some tips I give to people.
- Commit To A Time – If you have a full schedule then you need to set aside time to do P90X where nothing else can take that time from you. P90X is not just for you. It’s for everybody else in your life. Think of it as they are getting a better person in their lives when you are a healthier/fit person. You’re doing them a favor.
- Split Up The Workouts – Going from an hour-long P90X Legs and Back routine to 15 minutes of Ab Ripper has a tendency to mess up people’s psyche. If this is so then do the long P90X workout in the morning and then the 15 minute ab ripper at lunch or before you go to bed.
- You Just Don’t Have An Hour – Do 30 minutes of each of the resistance workouts with ab ripper. That 45 minutes of working out will still kick your butt but will also get you in the habit of working out. You’ll probably be wanting to do the entire P90X workout in no time because your body will be ready for more.
What’s most important is that you are doing the workouts. If you’re a morning person than do mornings. If you’re a night owl then workout at night. Every persons schedule is different and hopefully these tips will help you in picking the right time to do P90X.