Starting Second Week of Morning Workouts

21 Responses

  1. FatBride says:

    I’m glad that you’re finding the benefits of AM workouts as well! I will be right there with you tomorrow morning!

  2. Brandon says:

    I work out in afternoons / evenings. Sometimes as early as 11 or 12, but usually afternoons. It is true though, I think, that starting early (first thing) in the morning is probably the best way to do it. I am definitely not a morning person, so I haven’t tried it recently, but maybe again soon.

    It truly does set the tone for the rest of the day and also gives you a lot of energy, even when it seems that would be backwards (working before work lol). I think it also better prepares you for stress that you may encounter.

    It’s also out of the way and you don’t have to try and rush / cram it into your schedule, which can be hard to do when “things come up”.

  3. MizFit says:

    Im off to workout NOW.
    crack of dawn or it doesnt get done around here…

  4. Tyler says:

    Well, aren’t you just better than me?!?! 🙂

    My gym doesn’t even open until 5:30, so there.

  5. SK says:

    Evenings all the way – that’s when karate class is! Mornings didn’t work for me – the endless pumping on the machines sucked my soul. So, I just joined more classes at night to let me look forward to something throughout the day.

  6. Tyler says:

    Good point of view. And you’re right, the endless pumping on the machines will quickly drain you. That’s why I love the weights so much and constantly switch cardio machines.

  7. Tyler says:

    Good! Hope you like all the newly found attention!

  8. Tyler says:

    I’m not a morning person, and if you have the option to at least try it a couple of times I’d recommend it. When I say I’m not a morning person, as recent as a couple of years ago I’d stay up until 5-6 in the morning and sleep until 2 or 3.

    If I can do it, anybody can.

  9. MikeW says:

    I do evenings, and I try to keep my strength training workouts to about 45 minutes three times per week. On the evenings I do cardio, it depends on what I am doing as to how long. If it is an elliptical night, then I will usually get in about 30 minutes. If I can work in an outside walk, then I shoot for 45 minutes to an hour. I try to do cardio at least 4X a week.

  10. You know, Schwarzenegger was a huge proponent of early AM workouts. Me.. they are like torture! I am certainly not a morning person – psychologically or physically.

    I have found a happy medium, thoguh. I’ve never been able to balance my blood sugar levels for intense weight lifting sessions in the early AM. However, I have found success in cardio-based sessions like kung fu or distance swimming.

    I guess it all depends on what works for you.

  11. KC says:

    I switched a couple months ago from PM to AM workouts. I despise getting up in the morning but it’s easier to just get it done with in the morning. Plus, my mom and I were able to find the perfect time between the people who workout before going to jobs and the moms that come in after taking kids to school, so the gym is nearly empty and nothing like the meat market atmosphere it has in the evening, which is the reason we switched to AM anyways.

  12. Brandon says:

    ^ That’s often my daily schedule.

  13. maya says:

    mornings always!

  14. theantijared says:

    Working out in the morning! That is crazzzzzzyyyyy!!!!

  15. Tyler says:

    That’s a good plan, close to what I’m doing.

  16. Tyler says:

    I’d love for my athletic club to have a pool, but unfortunately they do not. I’d love for my backyard to have a pool for that matter, but unfortunately, the bank account can’t supply one at the present time.

  17. Tyler says:

    You’re so right about the meat market atmosphere in the evenings — that’s when all the big boys come out to play!

  18. Tyler says:

    Bright and early!

  19. Tyler says:

    I don’t think when they were manufacturing that machine you’re resting against to be a place for photo shoots.

  20. Julia says:

    I prefer working out first thing in the morning, but can only do that on the weekend.

    One thing I remember from when my kids were small, is that when I got my morning run in, I was much a more relaxed and patient mom to them.

    Being in charge of little kids is unpredictable (to say the least) and getting a good heart-beating sweat on really helped make me be more calm and less likely to raise my voice with them.

  21. Dave says:

    ‘It’s a lot easier for me to say “wow, I worked SO hard at the gym this morning, do I want to negate that with this cheeseburger?” ‘

    Hey, if that can be your attitude, great. For me, it would instead be, “Well, I ran/swam/lifted already, so it’s okay to eat ____ now.”

    That said, I much prefer to go to the climbing gym (lifting weights without realizing it!), which is an evening activity.

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