THE BENEFITS OF WORKING OUT IN THE MORNING
It’s not that simple, because of this little thing called “life.” The fact of the matter is that for most of us, the time we choose to work out corresponds with the time we have available. But perhaps we can give you a compelling reason—in fact, five great reasons—to wake up a little earlier to hit the gym rather than save it for later in your day. Withhold judgment about how you’re not a morning person until you fully absorb all the advantages of morning training.Less
Chance of Cancelling
How many times have you planned working out after work but have cancelled your workout because something better came up, or you were just far too tired after work to muster up the energy to make it there? By waking up for your workout in the morning, you’re less likely to cancel your workout plans, and it leaves you more time for activities after work.
Your Hormones Are Working To Your Advantage
As mentioned, in the early morning hours, crucial hormones (i.e., testosterone) that help build muscle mass are elevated in the body. By exercising in the morning, you’re taking advantage of these naturally circulating hormones as they’re peaking, rather than later in the day when they’re lower.
It Leaves Times For Other Priorities
Clearly there’s a trade-off between the amount of time you spend in the gym and the amount of time you can spend at home. Which is why slicing off a small segment, like you can in the morning, is usually better than in the evening, when you have to fight rush hour, get home to shower, and allot whatever’s left for your family. The math simply works better if you get your workout done in the morning.
You’ll Make Better Decisions
By making the decision to discipline yourself by getting up early and working out in the morning, chances are you’ll approach decisions differently throughout the day. You’ll be thinking, why would I want to sabotage the amazing workout I had this morning? You’ll want to continue making positive choices all day long.
Improve Your Mood
Working out releases endorphins, better known as the feel-good hormones. When you work out in the morning, you’re more likely to be in a better mood all day long. Not only will you feel happier, but you’ll be more awake and have better focus and mental clarity throughout the day.
Yes it’s tough to get up in the morning, let alone try to complete a good workout. Soon enough, however, with consistency you’ll see your performance skyrocket and you’ll have a slew of good reasons that justify setting that alarm just a little bit earlier. For those of us who are already there bright and early, the secret is out!