Ah, morning… My favorite time of day! The sun’s yet to come up, the birds are yet to begin chirping and you finally have some peace and quiet. If you’ve followed any of my writing, then you know I’m a huge proponent of morning exercise for weight loss.
Unless you’d only managed a few hours of sleep and had eaten right before bed, your body is waking up in a lipolytic state. This means that your body has switched out of Glucosis, or the burning of carbohydrate as fuel, and is now using your fat stores as its primary fuel source.
If you’re looking to lose weight, you should definitely take advantage of this glorious state by using morning exercise for weight loss!RELATED: RECOMMENDED PLANS FOR YOU
My morning routine consists of three main things:
2) A workout
3) Writing out my plan for the day.
It’s imperative that if you’re on a mission to lose some weight, you have to make things like exercise fit into your lifestyle.
If you wait until the afternoon or the evening to get a workout in, you’re leaving yourself susceptible to falling victim to unexpected events of the day. However, if you get up and do your workout first thing, you have no excuse not to get it in, regardless of what the day throws at you.
Did I also mention that AM workouts help speed up your metabolism?
This helps you to take advantage of the fasted, lipolytic state you’re waking up in. It’s a free ride and all before you have to start getting ready for work or getting the kids ready for school. You don’t want to miss out on this opportunity!
In this article, I will cover one of the exercise routines I use to both warm up and energize my body for the day ahead.
This routine combines yoga, core, cardio and plyometrics all into one.
We at Fitness Retriever have perfected the art of interval training, enabling our clients to burn fat, build muscle and boost energy, all in a time-efficient manner. I’ve attached links to each exercise so you can review it (or any modifications for them) in my Exercise Library. If you’re not sure how to use or where to download an Interval Timer, you can use this video to teach yourself how to do both.
The below routine shouldn’t take you more than 25 minutes, and will give you a great sweat!
Interval Timer Setting: HIIT Instructions: Perform the below circuit TWICE through at an interval of 20 seconds on, 10 seconds off. REST 30-60 seconds. Then, perform the below circuit TWICE through at an interval of 30 seconds on, 15 seconds off. REST 30-60 seconds.
Then, perform the below circuit TWICE through at an interval of 40 seconds on, 20 seconds off.
Exercise: Cobras, Broken Table Crunch, Left Leg-Right Arm, Broken Table Crunch, Right Side-Left Arm Downward Dog Crunch, Right Leg Downward Dog Crunch, Left Leg
Hope you enjoy! Let me know how it goes in the comments below 😉
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