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.
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.
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