6 Tips for Those That Workout First Thing in The Morning

bearded man perform various exercises and stretches

Those than train early in the morning are a special kind of breed. Not everyone can train in the morning and, shooting you straight, not everyone SHOULD train in the morning. Training ins the mornings isn’t ideal but somedays though you just can’t help it

Most people would rather wake up, drink a cup of coffee, get in breakfast and slowly warm up throughout the morning before they skipped off to do their workout but that schedule doesn’t work for everyone.

If you’re one of those people that train, or is going to have to train, within an hour of waking up here are some tips to make sure you still get the most out of the session WITHOUT getting hurt.

Side note: During the colder months I’ve seen a slight increase in strains and injuries for those that workout in the morning, could be just a coincidence. Regardless this is why we make our early morning clients do a bit more in regards to a warm up.

 

One: Hot shower as soon as you wake up

May seem silly since as soon as your done your going to have to shower again but you body has been at rest for the past 6-8hours, cold and stiff. As soon as you wake up go to the bathroom and get in a hot shower, the kind that might make you sweat a little bit. This will help warm up the body, the CNS, and get blood flow going before that early morning session. The warmer you are before you start the less likely you are to get hurt and the more likely you will have an awesome workout.

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My personal experience with skipping breakfast (pics included)

Breakfast sucks

I’ve said it once and I’ll continue to beat this in the ground that for fat loss eating upon waking up does not work for you trying to lose body fat.

I’ve even argued that eating every 3-4 hours isn’t necessary for fat loss either.

I know that this may go against a lot of main stream fitness media but hey if all that really worked we would see alot more lean gym rats than bloated puff balls with muscle.

This blog is really just to document my personal experience with skipping breakfast and just taking a break from eating on occasion.

 

Breakfast sucks

Month 1

Here is my back before I started this journey. Why am I taking progress pics of my back? Well to be honest my back is where I will see any progress first so this would be best and quickest way to asses this new style of eating.

In this pic was eating a typical bodybuilder style of eating at this point consuming 5-6 meals a day or eating every two to three hours working out 5 days a week with only two days of cardio. You can see that I do have some foundation there but not really any clean details or lines.

This was especially frustrating to me at this point in time because I lived by my meals and the clock, so it was ALWAYS on my mind. I’m sure some of you can relate to this.

In fact it’s the frustration that led me to take this step into this new style of eating.

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