I’ve never really been much of a morning person but whenever I do get up and workout, I feel AMAZING! It really is the perfect start to any day. I just started my morning off with a Ryan Raw online kettlebell workout in the comfort of my own room before heading out to work. I felt great and was glad I did because that night and most nights lately I’ve had to work overtime.
Not only does working out in the morning prevent other factors from foiling your workout plans, there are also many other benefits to it.
My friend Ryan Shanahan sumed it up well in his recent article. If you’re looking for that added boost and motivation in the morning, be sure to also check out his LIVE and interactive online workouts every Saturday morning. All you need is a computer and web cam. www.ryanraw.com
Top 5 Benefits of Morning Workouts
By Ryan Shanahan
Working out in the morning will raise your performance, increase your fat loss, and increase results from all your hard work.
1. MORE ENERGY
By starting your day with a workout, your body starts pumping oxygen through your body and fat burning metabolism will be elevated for hours afterwards. Compare this with waking up slow and sluggish and having to drink 3 cups of coffee to feel awake. It’s not just about your muscles and heart; your entire system benefits from a morning exercise jump start. Improved focus, memory, and endurance levels are just a few instant benefits of working out first thing in the morning.
2. REGULATE APPETITE
Elevating your metabolism with a morning workout burns more calories throughout the day, but did you know it also regulates your appetite? The hormones in the body that stimulate hunger are suppressed during exercise, making it easier to follow proper nutrition throughout the day. ( No more muffins for breakfast )
3. BETTER WORKOUTS
Which time of day do you think you would have a better workout? Wake up fresh in the morning and workout or wait until after work when you’ve been sitting at a desk for 8- 10 hours and have a hundred problems on your mind.
The point is you’re at your strongest when you can focus your energy and dedicate your full effort to the workout rather than dragging yourself through it. A.M workouts is a perfect time to focus and optimize your workout results.
4. AVOID INTERRUPTIONS
One of the reasons most champion athletes work out in the morning is that it eliminates the possibility of distractions interrupting your plans later in the day. This might be something as simple as getting stuck at work/in traffic/ driving kids to hockey practice. Wake up, get your training session out of the way, and relax both physically and mentally knowing that you took care of your body and your health first thing in the day. All the distractions in the world won’t undo your training, so give yourself the best chance at success.
5. SLEEP BETTER
Training in the morning means you will sleep better at night. More sleep means better recovery for your body and more weight loss. Endorphins, the same hormone elevated by morning exercise, interferes with sleep. Another reason is that since your metabolism and all your muscles have been up and running at a higher level since the first hours of your day you will be more tired and fall asleep much quicker. This means you will wake up feeling more refreshed, and have more energy for your next morning workout.
Final Word : Sometimes the best time to workout is whenever you can , but It’s most important that you actually schedule your workout into your day , just like all your other appointments and obligations.
It’s undeniable that working out in the morning has many benefits and promotes better results with the same amount of effort. Give morning workouts a shot, you’ll understand and feel the difference instantly.
Ready? Then come get sweaty with me this Saturday morning at my Live Online Kettlebell Class @ www.RyanRaw.com , you will be glad you did…
“Feeling the afterburn from another amazing fat burning Live workout with Ryan ! What a great way to start the day! You can’t beat the convenience.”
– Estella Hom