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Exercising in the morning

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by Connemara, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. Geoffrey Firmin

    Geoffrey Firmin Well-Known Member

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    I fire up the expresso machine grind the beans make myself a double expression and then sit back till 7am read the paper listen to the news then by 7.15 its plug the ipod in and try for an hour on the cross country trainer. Most days I adhere to this routine or else if not too hot or fucking humid hit the road for an hour.
     
  2. globetrotter

    globetrotter Well-Known Member

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    I get up at 5:30 most days to exercise. I just don't have time otherwise.
     
  3. Farhad19620

    Farhad19620 Well-Known Member

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    Did/does anyone find it hard to start working out on a regular basis in the AM? I think it's the only time of day to I'm able to work out; I've tried in the evenings but there is just zero motivation after work.

    Any tips on morning workouts? Is it wise to have a cup of coffee and a snack beforehand? Ultimately I think it will come down to just doing it and creating a routine.


    I agree 100% I can only work out in the morning and enjoy it, going to the gym after work is a punishment for me, I do go to the gym sometimes after work but hate it!
     
  4. .bishop

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    i used to work out everymorning before work, but after taking a new job, i'ts so sporatic when I can work out. quite frustrating.

    I think any time you work or start a new work out time, will be a transition, but after a few weeks it becomes habit, and then you dont want to change.
     
  5. Reggs

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    I always think the hardest thing about working out in the morning is just getting started. I'm always happy to be doing it once I've warmed up.

    Me too
     
  6. Thomas

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    I get up at 5:30 most days to exercise. I just don't have time otherwise.

    I get up earlier but otherwise in the same boat. Most mornings are 4:30-ish, but when I'm running higher training volumes the occasional 3:30 morning isn't out of the question.
     
  7. CDFS

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    ^But, but, at what time are you going to sleep?
    Did/does anyone find it hard to start working out on a regular basis in the AM? I think it's the only time of day to I'm able to work out; I've tried in the evenings but there is just zero motivation after work. Any tips on morning workouts? Is it wise to have a cup of coffee and a snack beforehand? Ultimately I think it will come down to just doing it and creating a routine.
    Why not start with that and hope for the best.[​IMG]
     
  8. Kajak

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    I loved morning training because then I'd be so awake for my first class... Then I'd crash after lunch. Havent tried since.
     
  9. Thomas

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    ^But, but, at what time are you going to sleep?

    (...)


    seldom before 10p, and sometimes after 11. Last night was 11:30. Sometimes I crash by 8:30 though, but it's towards the end of the week.
     
  10. sho'nuff

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    i remember when i used to go to this one local private club back in college, i went once during the early morning to work out and i saw a completely different set of people there, staff and everything. it was like i was in a whole different gym, it was surreal sort of.
     
  11. CDFS

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    seldom before 10p, and sometimes after 11. Last night was 11:30. Sometimes I crash by 8:30 though, but it's towards the end of the week.

    That's pretty hardcore. I'm impressed and I'm easily impressed by these kind of things.
     
  12. Egert

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    I try to do at least 3 runs a week. About 5km starting 7:30 and go back home for breakfast after that... But I won't go to work until noon, so it helps. The thing is to get a routine not to sleep until noon...
     
  13. Lagrangian

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    I lift @ 7 am, 4 times a week. Sure, sometimes it's a pain to wake up so fucking early but once you have hauled your ass on-site and put in a few sets it's a great way to start your day.
     
  14. Scrumhalf

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    I wake up at 4:30am. Usually lift between 5 and 6:30. It is great to get it done before the day starts.
     
  15. embowafa

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    there's just no way i can workout in the morning. i can barely wake up to make it to work on time.

    plus, i enjoy working out at night.
     
  16. caxt

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    I get up at 5:30 to workout at 6:00 five days a week.

    It works fine after you get into a rhythm, but outside factors can easily make you justify hopping back into bed.

    Might want to look into a stim product. For instance; I like Animal Pump by Universal Nutrition.
     
  17. Mr Herbert

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    i cycle to work on nothing but an espresso and dont eat til lunch. usually no problems unless its really cold when i struggle to get out of bed.

    but there is no way i could lift heavy weights in the morning. my CNS takes a while to wake up.

    conne, start off slow and make sure you get early nights. soon you will be used to it.
     
  18. Bill Smith

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    I'm between jobs so I go early in the AM so I can keep a routine. When I land, I might split the cardio and the weight training up, doing the cardio in the mornings and weight training after work depending how my schedule pans out.
     
  19. Warren G.

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    If I lay in bed before 11. I can wake up really early (5-5:30). But I normally don't fall asleep until 12:30 or so. But if I go to bed at 12:30 and fall asleep right away, I'll have a really hard time waking up early. I know that sounds really weird....
     
  20. Neo_Version 7

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    I wouldn't consider eating an Egg McMuffin as "working out".
     

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