No, all workouts are not created equal. There are tons of tiny details that go into creating the most beneficial workout for your body, including what time of day you work out. Dr. Metzl suggests working out first thing in the morning. "Sometimes [workouts] are best done 'naked' [without food]," he notes. "I’m a big fan of using intensity [HIIT] to ramp up the metabolic furnace for the day."
Lisa adds that when it comes to a metabolism boost, the weight-training/cardio combination is golden.
"The weight training can consist of free weights, machine weights, or body weight while the most effective cardio moves are plyometric based," says Lisa. "When you combine body weight/weight and plyometrics together, you will get in your strength training, rev up your heart rate, boost your metabolism, and get cardio in one workout and in half the amount of time than that of splitting your workout into weight training followed by a round of cardio workout. "