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The Benefits of Training in the Morning

Why getting up early and moving your body is an absolute must.

Before we dive into how exercising in the morning will help you accomplish your goals, we feel as though we must address the elephant in the room. We totally understand that not everyone is a morning person and that is fine. But just because you’re not a morning person now doesn’t mean you can’t be in the future with just a little extra motivation and some tips from our family at POWERHANDZ.

Believe it or not, but early morning workouts actually offer a wealth of benefits, both to your health and daily schedule that exercising at other times simply cannot offer. To answer the question you may be wondering, yes, you must be extremely disciplined to make this work. Waking up at the crack of dawn isn’t a cake walk, but it is absolutely worth it. To really crush your morning workout you must get focused, zoned in, and not just going through the motions like a zombie from The Walking Dead.

With time and practice, there is no question that you will become an early morning workout hero and will actually inspire those around you to get the most out of their days as well.

Let’s get into the nitty-gritty of how training in the morning will allow you to elevate your game.

Up your metabolism

If you are someone that is super up-to-date with popular terms in the fitness industry then it is very likely that you have heard of post-exercise oxygen consumptions. For those who have never heard of this term, it simply means that your body burns more calories after you exercise. Whether you are driving a car, sitting at a desk, or hanging out with friends, your body will deeply appreciate the benefits.

To take advantage of this you need to get up, get moving, up your metabolism, and then start eating to replenish the nutrients that were lost during your killer gym session. After consuming food after demolishing a workout your body actually does one of these three things:

  • Use the food as a source of energy
  • Use it to replenish your body, especially after a hard day on the field
  • Store it for later

Replenishing your body is so very important, especially if you are in a period of hard training. After a morning workout, you need to provide your body with the calories needed to meet your higher metabolic needs. When you exercise later in the day, these benefits simply cannot be achieved. Especially if you are a mom who is trying to lose some baby-weight, boosting your metabolism will make a big difference.

Get consistent

When you rock a training session in the morning it ensures that your schedule will not be moved around, which can actually impact the actual quality of your workout. When you pass on exercising in the morning, more pressing issues can come up, which encourages you to take care of those issues rather than getting in a quality workout. Distractions are completely eliminated when you are up around the same time that the sun comes up. We highly recommend waking up early, getting down to business, and enjoying a day where you can focus on recovery and getting in another rock solid working the following day.

You will be energized

Wake up your body and prepare the most important muscle you have – your mind. Not so shockingly to us, movement can be an absolutely phenomenal source of energy. To make this routine even sweeter, rocking a morning workout will also elevate your mental abilities. You will feel much more awake and your mind will be dialed in to handle whatever your day may throw at you. From unexpected errands to a large workload at your job, you will be a force to be reckoned with. If you are a fitness enthusiast looking to inspire your crew, then being energized to fire them up is important!

Become more disciplined

Just like any habit that you pick up, developing the discipline needed to work out in the morning will truly benefit you overall. You will hold yourself to higher standards, you will value your time more, and most importantly, you will feel so much better. The discipline that you gain is more than likely to spill over to other areas of your life such as making the extra effort in relationships, developing better eating habits, and getting a better night of sleep. We care so deeply about enhancing your performance, so give working out in the morning a fair shot.

Achieve your goals

Whether you are fully aware of this or not, waking up in the morning early take sacrifice, determination, grit, and a tenacious work ethic. In your mind, it is common to think, “is this actually worth it?” Let’s keep it real, working out in the morning is not easy, but it is worth it. The sacrifices you make will subconsciously make you work harder, get more out of your workout, and will force you to commit to your process. Always train with purpose.

To also get the most out of your morning workouts, you must train differently. Everyone is following the old routines and mixing it up is what can really set you apart. If you have never tried our products then you must to enhance your performance. Whether you are a beginner or an elite athlete, we will give you the edge you need.

To give you an even sharper edge, here are some secrete for waking up early:

 

  • Put your alarm far away so that you are forced to get out of bed
  • Keep moving. The more you stay still the more tired you will be
  • Give yourself something to look forward to (a tasty breakfast)
  • Warm up properly. Get the blood flowing before getting into the heart of your training session
  • Eat healthy so that you feel fantastic when you wake up.

POWERHANDZ Morning Exercise Challenge – grab your POWERFIT Gloves

We want to push you to be the absolute greatest athlete and person that you can be, which is why we need to challenge you. Find a calendar, whether it is physical or on your phone and schedule what time and what type of exercise you are planning on doing in the morning for the next week (with your POWERHANDZ, of course). Once you make it through this next week do it again and again and again. Eventually, you will get into a routine and will be completely unstoppable.

When you procrastinate your workouts, you procrastinate greatness, so get going and begin training in the morning. Your body will thank you.

For more information about how to take your game to the next level and about POWERHANDZ, follow our blog.

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POWERHANDZ 2018 Buyer’s Guide

Exciting news, POWERHANDZ fam, the holiday season is upon us. Laughs will be shared, drinks and meals will be enjoyed, and one of the most important staples, gifts will be given. The gift that you give to a friend or family member is a sentiment that they will cherish relentlessly because, well, “it is the thought that counts,” but take your thought further by giving them a gift that they will not only enjoy, but a gift that they need to boost their health, allow them to gain an edge on their competition, and most importantly, help them train with purpose. This holiday season, don’t just give your loved ones generic gifts like socks, a phone case, or some pants, mix it up and give them a gift that will increase their power. This season, here is what we will be offering!

 

Weighted Anti-Grip Gloves

The POWERHANDZ Anti-Grip Weighted Training Gloves have weight distributed across the top side of the gloves and an anti-friction material on the palm side of the gloves, making it more difficult to dribble a basketball when training. They are ideal for a beginner baller to even a pro looking to elevate their game!

 

The benefits

  • Weight resistance on the gloves improves strength in the hand and arm muscles –
  • Increased hand speed
  • Makes dribbling and catching the ball more difficult during training
  • Improved confidence once gloves are removed Up to 2 LB in weight for each pair based on size.
  • Great for basketball or football

 

Selecting the perfect size is key, so here is a chart to help!

Basketball POWERARCH 

The POWERARCH is a first of its kind training accessory designed to force a ball handler on the basketball court to stay low with their dribble. Previously, athletes were forced to use chairs or other items not designed for ball handling to work on staying low with their dribble. With the POWERARCH, your increased movement abilities will have you breaking ankles and hitting clutch shots.

 

The benefits 

  • Increased ball-handling capabilities
  • Movement improvements

 

Basketball POPUP Defender

The POWERHANDZ Pop Up Defender is a compressed, collapsible 3-foot-5 statue that can be used as a defender for basketball, football and soccer. The innovative Pop Up Defender easily collapses and contains storage space inside, making it the perfect choice for coaches and athletes to take with them to simulate real live defenders on the field or court. School your competition with this cutting-edge product!

 

The benefits

  • 3-foot-5 standing barrier created to mimic a real defender
  • Can easily be collapsed for coaches and athletes to take with them on the road
  • Contains storage space inside to store training gear
  • Durable solution to previously used training methods like garbage cans or chairs
  • Designed for basketball, football and soccer

 

Basketball Dribble Sleeve

The POWERHANDZ Anti-Grip removable basketball wrap is placed around the circumference of a basketball, decreasing control when dribbling or catching the ball. Training with purpose begins with perfecting the basics.

 

The benefits

  • Designed to improve ball handling for athletes of all ages and levels
  • Enhances ball handling confidence
  • Reduces grip by eliminating the feel of the rubber and leather on the balls outer surface

 

Weighted Pure-Grip Gloves

The POWERHANDZ Pure Grip Weighted Training Gloves have weight distributed across the top side of the gloves with a grip material (similar to baseball batting gloves) on the palm. For beginners and elite athletes alike, to increase bat speed is always a plus for your game.

 

The benefits

  • Resistance increases proprioception
  • Resistance develops finger and forearm strength
  • Increased finger strength allows for proper control of bat in full swing
  • Four-way nylon stretch fabric provides durability and flexibility during movement
  • Up to 2 LB in weight for each pair based on size

 

Weighted Striker Training Gloves

The POWERHANDZ Striker Training Gloves have weight distributed across the top side of the gloves. For beginner boxers or MMA fighters, these gloves will increase your hand speed as well as arm strength.

 

The benefits 

  • Weight resistance on the gloves improves strength in the hand and arm muscles
  • Increased hand speed Improved confidence once gloves are removed
  • Four-way nylon stretch fabric provides durability and flexibility during movement
  • Up to 2 LB in weight for each pair based on size

 

Weighted Fitness Gloves

The POWERHANDZ POWERFIT Training Gloves have weight strategically distributed across the top side of the gloves, along with a grip material on the palm that is reinforced with foam gel padding. These gloves are suitable for any type of fitness training: weight-lifting, cross-training, cycling and general workouts. The weight resistance on the gloves improves strength, while the foam gel provides protection from calluses and blisters. They are great for busy moms who are looking to get back into the weight room, athletes looking to strengthen their arms, and those looking to truly train purposefully.

 

The benefits

  • – Suitable for weight-lifting, weighted training, cross-training, powerlifting, pullup & general workouts, bodybuilding, cycling, etc.
  • – Foam Gel provides protection from calluses and blisters
  • – Weight resistance on the gloves improves strength in the hand and arm muscles
  • – Four-way nylon stretch fabric provides durability and flexibility during movement

 

Whether you are just starting out, have been in the game for a few years and are looking to take your skills to the next level, or are an elite athlete, you can benefit from each of these unique products.

Coming soon from POWERHANDZ

POWERPACK

In addition to singular products, we will also be offering packages so that you have every single thing you need to elevate your fitness!

Our POWERPACK includes a pair of weighted fitness gloves, resistance bands, and even POWERHANDZ sliders. To get fit, this package offers everything that you could need!

The best part?

You can get all of these products during our Black Friday and Cyber Monday specials for a great price! Stay tuned, POWERHANDZ fam!

We care so deeply about your success both on and off the playing fields, so give the gift that keeps on giving this holiday season, products from our dedicated, passionate, and caring family at POWERHANDZ!

Happy holidays and happy shopping!