You have probably heard that the morning is the best time to work out. But, it’s not that simple, because of this thing called “life.” For most of us, the time we decide to workout corresponds with the time we are free, which explains why most gyms are usually packed after the work hours.
But perhaps we will give you a compelling reason – actually, six awesome reasons – to wake up a little bit earlier to hit the gym rather than leave it for later. Withhold judgment about how you are not a morning person until you absorb all the advantages of morning workouts.
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1. It’s Easier To Follow High-Volume Workouts
Trying to do a giant set or a tri set is all but impossible in a full gym. This girl over here wants to work in. That guy over there wants to steal your dumbbells. And others cast an evil eye upon you for hogging so much equipment. They would be right – if the gym was full.
But it is not because you were ready to grind before everyone else. That’s right! It is much easier to complete these training programs when the gym is less crowded. And that just happens to be in the mornings.
2. Your Hormone Levels Are Higher In The Morning
In the early morning hours, key hormones (i.e., testosterone) that help build muscle mass elevate in the body. By doing morning workouts, you are taking advantage of these circulating hormones as they are peaking, rather than later when they are lower.
3. You Won’t Skip Your Workout
Once you’re up, there may be few distractions on your way to the training hall. But later in the day, any distraction can disrupt your workout. For example, less motivation, the gang is going out for some drinks, a sick child, fatigue, an overdue report for work, etc.
If you have already completed your workout, you can roll with whatever obstacles come up at night without feeling bad that you missed your workout. You are far more likely to be continuous with your workout if you get it done in the morning rather than later in the day.
4. Your Metabolic Rate Will Increase
Undoubtfully, exercise will boost your metabolic rate. The rate depends on your current fitness level and the type of activity you choose. All other things being identical, morning workouts will help to increase your metabolism, allowing you to burn much more calories for the rest of the day. this is called excess post-exercise oxygen consumption.
To get the greatest post-workout metabolic rate, do cardio activities such as high-intensity interval training or bodybuilding-type resistance training along with multi-joint exercises.
5. You Won’t Have Distractions.
Chances are pretty great that you train with some friends, which makes socializing pretty easy. Do not get me wrong – there is nothing wrong with that. But if you are serious about getting good results and not wasting your time, you will want to spend your training time with minimal distractions.
People who get up in the early hours are more serious about their training. You can bet! From my personal experience, the chances of somebody distracting your workout are minimal in the morning.
6. Your Mood Will Boost
You probably know some trainings release endorphins, feel-good hormones that increase if your workout is of sufficient intensity and duration. But you do not have to do hours of cardio to feel great about yourself; heck, you have just completed your workout for the day.
Nothing seems better than having a great workout under your belt, especially if you are prone to blowing them off at night. That is why there is no batter way to start your day. You can boost your mood and sense of achievement by just setting your alarm a little earlier.
If you do not train regularly in the mornings, you may find that your performance suffers during anaerobic exercise (such as bodybuilding-type training) as compared to night workouts. Nevertheless, you can make great improvements in exercise performance if you make morning workout regular; that is, you do it consistently. If you are new to the morning workout, be patient but consistent with your morning workouts.
For those of you who have already discovered the awesome benefits of getting your workout done in the morning, please share your success stories in the comments below.Tags: benefits, high-volume workouts, hormone levels, metabolic rate increase, mood boost, morning workouts