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Benefits of exercising in the AM:
• Exercising early in the morning “jump starts” your metabolism, keeping it elevated for hours, sometimes for up to 24 hours! As a result, you’ll be burning more calories all day long
• Studies have shown that exercise significantly increases mental acuity—a benefit that lasts four to ten hours after your workout ends.
• When you exercise at about the same time every morning—especially if you wake up regularly at about the same time—you’re regulating your body’s endocrine system and circadian rhythms. Your body learns that you do the same thing just about every day, and it begins to prepare for waking and exercise several hours before you actually open your eyes.
• Many people find that morning exercise has a tendency to regulate their appetite for the rest of the day. Not only do they eat less (since activity causes the release of endorphins, which in turn diminishes appetite), they also choose healthier portions of healthier foods.
• Exercising first thing in the morning is the most foolproof way to ensure that other things don’t overtake your fitness commitment, particularly if you have a hectic family life.
Sleep deeply: Prepare your clothes, lay them out. Turn off the phone, TV and all other distractions.
Don’t snooze: You don’t even sleep well during those 9 minutes of snooze, and it makes it even harder to get up. Get up on the first bell?!
Try a pre-workout supplement.: Amino acids and small amounts of caffeine stir up mental awareness and wake up the body.
MY FAVORITE PRE-WORKOUT Supplements are “Assault”, “1MR” and “AMINO SHOOTER CORE”!
Take a hot/cold shower: If you really have trouble getting up, try a quick 2 minute shower, alternating between hot and hold.
Dynamic Warmup: Wakeup and excite your nervous system and get moving during your warmup, simulating similar movements you will do during your workout!