Why timing matters
Knowing what to do or what supplement to take doesn’t cut it anymore. Knowing what and why is great but there’s another dimension that is often neglected and that is to ask the question of when. While it is easy to get lost in the minutia that is increased knowledge of genetic signaling pathways and training adaptations, this increased body of knowledge also provides us clues to that question of when to do things.
Timing is critical for one simple reason; it can completely alter, boost or negate, the training effect that you are working so hard for. Why spend so much work suffering through a workout or trying to do certain activities to maximize recovery, if by simply popping a pill or having the wrong order of exercise you can significantly negate the previous work. We’ll delve into some of the examples of where timing matters, but more importantly I hope that you start to ask the question of when to do things and if it matters. It’s a question that we don’t have all the answers to, but one that is overlooked and deserves investigation.