And:I don't want to hog all the attention. I want you to have a powerful muscular body.
So:This page helps us learn how to become a morning person. Wake early and lift heavy. Eat big until you need to take pictures.
Note:Fortunately I do not physically roll out of bed, as that might end up being painful.
And:Early workouts are something I have placed increasing emphasis on in my life as I have grown.
Morning exercise:Often easiest to stick to. Exercise professionals recommend it. The morning has fewer interruptions.
Long-term exercisers:They tend to work out in the morning. This schedule seems to lead to fewer dropouts.
And:It suggests morning exercise is often easiest. There are fewer things to do in the morning.
Exercising in the morning may be easier to stick with than exercising during the day when numerous demands compete for time.Fitness Professional's Handbook
Further:There are no television programs to watch and fewer emails to answer. Life is simpler.
Life:With an increased level of health and fitness, other aspects of your life fall into place.
Tip:You will be able to work more efficiently after your 4 AM workout is over with.
Then:At night, you will have a much easier time of getting to sleep with adequate exercise at 4 AM.
And:For me, 4 in the morning is the best part of the day. I haven't yet started worrying.
And:After that point, the worries in my life, the constant burden of stress, start to push me back down.
Magical:It is for them, too, a magical experience—something to be cherished and not resented.
So:If I see you at the gym at 4 AM, I hope you can sense the positivity from me at that special hour.
Notice:Just don't catch me on a day where I didn't get in a workout. I would probably be miserable and unhappy.
Instead:It is because I look forward to my exercise, which helps me improve my health.
Note:Early exercise routines are more likely to be successful. I provide tips for getting up early to work out.
But:If you have a wild night life and cannot go to sleep that early, it is probably best to skip early workouts.
And:For this reason, you have to just keep doing the routine until it becomes habitual.
And:If you have done the early-morning routine before, and disliked it, then you know better than to try it again.
But:If you have not, I recommend that you try an early morning workout routine. Go to bed earlier and see if you get up earlier.
Warning:I realize this lifestyle is not possible for every person. But I thought I would talk about some of its benefits.
Next:I offer some tips on how to exercise in the early AM. Early morning exercise has many benefits.
Info:The stock market is not open, no one is around to call on your phone, you won't get any calls.
And:Most restaurants are not open, stores are not open, and no one is at your workplace.
So:Exercise is more automatic because there are no other temptations at this time of day.Motivation Details
Warm up:The cold might make you more motivated to get warmed up. You need to get the blood pumping.
Tip:As with most things exercise-related, your mindset is key. When you get your early exercise, you can feel good afterwards.
12 AM, 1 AM, 2 AM:I have never exercised at this time. This is zombie time. This time is for sleeping or trying to sleep.
3 AM, 4 AM, 5 AM, 6 AM:A good time for cardiovascular exercise like walking or running.
7 AM, 8 AM, 9 AM, 10 AM:A good late-morning workout. I sometimes delay my weightlifting until late morning, after early cardio.
11 AM, 12 PM, 1 PM, 2 PM:This time of the day is for eating, not lifting. I sometimes even try to take a nap (to build more muscle).
3 PM, 4 PM, 5 PM, 6 PM:This would make a good afternoon workout. I only do this if I am desperate for a lifting fix.
7 PM, 8 PM, 9 PM, 10 PM:The gym is usually crowded in the evening. This can be a serious problem in January.
11 PM:I think this is a good time to be sleeping, not lifting heavy barbells or torturing yourself on a treadmill.