I am 44 years of age and have been training vigorously with weights for more than two years.
Can you tell me the most advantageous time of day in which to train? At the moment I am taking my workouts at night before I go to bed.
I would also like to know when is the best time to take my Milk and Egg Protein Powder?
The right time of day to train is of much importance. That is, the time of the day when your blood sugar level is at its highest. Men under 40 years of age perform more efficiently in the evening. Mature men reach this efficient time of day in the early hours.
I personally find myself most energetic at 6:00 o’clock in the morning. My most serious training has always been done at this hour, yet, when I was in my twenties, I trained at 10:00 o’clock at night, like you.
Early morning training insures me of a high energy level the rest of the day. Science claims that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, because blood sugar drops three hours after any meal and must be re-furbished every three hours, in order to keep a constant nitrogen balance.
It is also important to know that 90% of any protein ingested is utilized after training (up to 1-1/2 to 2 hours) so it is a good practise to take in protein at this time.