Jump Start Your Day-Early AM Cardio

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hero44

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Posted: 30 May 2010, 06:01
Early AM carido is a very beneficial part of a weight loss or bodyfat reduction program.

Your body has a tendency to burn off more body fat in the morning oon an empty stomach and a well rested body going on preferable 7-8 hours of sleep. I knoe how it goes and if you look at my activities chart that rarely happens in my life. I'm really going to start working on that part of my life.

If you try to make a habit of this it's amazing how good you'll not only physically but mentally as well. A sense of accomplished that you will have all day from doing 30-40 minutes is amazing in itself. Try making a habbit of it and you may just find yourself jumoing out of bed early to get it done.




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bridges008

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Posted: 30 May 2010, 07:00
Sounds good..........
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Posted: 30 May 2010, 23:11
This is a MUST for the ideal lifestyle!
Reno142

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Posted: 31 May 2010, 19:11
This is the best thing I have done in changing my lifestyle for the better!
tifany

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Posted: 31 May 2010, 19:20
I've been told to eat carbs before workout and protein after.
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Happy2BThin4...

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Posted: 31 May 2010, 23:40
Maybe I can work on this too. I have been an evening exerciser now for years and at least I have that habit going for me. However sometimes around this time of year when it starts to get really hot out I wish I could get my exercise out of the way early in the morning and stay cooler. Perhaps I should try going out for a walk in the morning on an empty stomach and work my way up to my usual run in the AM. I just can't bring myself to run in the morning! I am not sure why. I certainly can't wake up for it specifically! I am not a morning person so I am sure that has something to do with it. I need to make it an appointment in my schedule like I've been doing with my evening workouts. Why is it so hard for me to do this? Perhaps I should get a cup of coffee in me first before I head out?? I wonder if that would help?
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Posted: 01 Jun 2010, 13:09
I am looking forward to getting started again. I know how good you can feel after exercising in the morning. Will begin tomorrow morning.
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Posted: 01 Jun 2010, 13:11
This works great for me, too. If for no other reason than that everyone else is still in bed, so there's no one asking me for anything while I'm working out! Moms of young kids take note: sacrifice the 30 minutes and get up before your kids do so you can get 30 minutes for your health. It's probably the only thing you'll do for YOURSELF all day. It's worth it.
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leahl

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Posted: 01 Jun 2010, 14:55
Just as a warning: If you are prone to low blood sugar, lightheadedness,low bp, metabolic issues, etc. Don't do this. I read this in an article a few years ago and decided to give it a try, and I passed out cold while on the treadmill. Not a good idea. Don't say I'm trying to hate on anyone, I'm just saying you need to be careful. Exercise causes your blood sugar to drop (obviously) and can lead to bad things (e.g. falling off the treadmill).
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Posted: 01 Jun 2010, 15:02
Yeah, in all my years of exercising I've never been told to do so on an empty stomach. I tend to eat something light & wait 30 mins before I start. But as for the summer heat, AM exercise is much advised as to prevent over/heat exhaustion, heat or sun stroke, etc. Plus it gets your metabolism up & running for the day.
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k8yk

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Posted: 01 Jun 2010, 15:02
I prefer evening exercise. I think every person is different, but the best time to exercise is the time you are going to be able to do it and keep on doing it. I go to the gym for over an hour most days, so were I to do it in the morning, I would have to get up almost 2 hours earlier to include the travel time, which would put me at 4am. Sorry, not going to happen Smile If I had been convinced I HAD to work out in the AM, I never would have stuck with it. As it is, I've been going to the gym regularly for over a year and a half, never skipping.

Also I have read some studies that suggest this is an old wives tale and that the best time to exercise actually IS later in the day. It's different for everyone, but I say do what fits most easily into your life because otherwise it will be very hard to stick with it.
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Posted: 01 Jun 2010, 15:06
Some interesting reading. She doesn't really back up any of her statements, but I agree with most of them. Especially that you need to eat to fuel your workouts. I think a lot of people are under the mistaken impression that if you work out hungry you will burn more fat. It simply doesn't work that way. You don't burn fat OR build muscle while you work out, it happens later as you are resting.

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Posted: 01 Jun 2010, 15:10
My referring to the heat stroke, exhaustion, etc. pretains to working out outside during the day, not in gyms. I definitely agree that I don't think any specific time in the day matters as long as you're doing it. I've switched mine to morning b/c I have to walk in the park & as temps are steadily climbing, I'd rather not croke on the trail for some poor person to find me. If I had a gym membership, I'd probably be going both in the morning & night. To each his own! Just get up & move = )
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Happy2BThin4...

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Posted: 01 Jun 2010, 15:29
Okay well now I don't feel so bad being a confirmed evening exerciser. I do belong to a gym so if it's too hot out, I can hit the TM at the gym and survive. That's only an issue during the hot times of the year as most of the rest of the year I just go out and do it. I am a runner and have made it a habit for almost 3 years and like a previous poster said, if I had been required to do it in the AM, I wouldn't have even started. I also find that my biggest binge time is at night and running before dinner (after a snack, I always fuel before a run) keeps me from eating as much. It stops the munchies cold in its tracks! I know when I haven't done my run for the day because that night I tend to nibble nibble nibble! Hubby just doesn't understand why I do it when I do it. He's a morning person and I am not. I have learned to work with my strengths. Perhaps I will just keep doing what I am doing using the gym as a fallback for summer heat instead of running in the morning. I would have to get up too early too in order to fit it in and I will do the workout more justice if I do it after work when I am not stressed about getting anywhere on time! Smile No hating of course, everyone has their own rhythms and they should definitely go with their strengths and the main idea is to do the exercise whenever you can fit it in, at least its better than not doing it at all! Smile Still, a small part of me wishes I was a morning person and could get up earlier and get my workout done. Sometimes I do it, but I am in no way consistent about it in the morning! I have learned that about myself so far! Lol.
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Posted: 01 Jun 2010, 15:32
I mean part of me would really like to give that a go... I mean in general I really wish I would find the time to excerise at least a little every day... I find it very difficult to fit in with work and my social life outside of the evenings I already have designated for working out which is anywhere between 3 and 4 nights a week... but man if I could just fit a couple of miles in every day I bet if it would help me reach my goal alot sooner... great suggestion! Smile
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Posted: 02 Jun 2010, 20:52
I just started a wt loss program and have also started to workout (cardio and strength training) in the mornings. I like to exercise first thing and get it over with otherwise I will find other things to do later in the day. I find that I have more energy throughout the day after exercising. In the end, I am sure timing is a personal preference.
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Posted: 02 Jun 2010, 22:23
I think the most important thing is to work out, period, irrespective of when you do it, all that matters is you get it done. I usually work out in the mornings and whenever I do I feel energized through the day but then there are sometimes that I am too tired to get up and then I end up working out in the evening, I still feel pumped when I am done. I just think the important thing is to work out and eat right, the weight will come off....Make your workout work for you, if you are a morning person then its all good, if you are a evening person its also good....just workout and do you....remember its a new lifestyle so it shouldnt feel like your punishing your self, life isnt fun that way Smile
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Posted: 09 Jun 2010, 15:48
Yes of course any exercise is important. However, if you talk with bodybuilders and such, they will tell you the best time to burn your fat reserves is first thing in the morning, doing light to moderate cardio before eating anything. Yes eating before a big workout with weights and HIIT cardio is WAY important, otherwise your body has no fuel. But if you're only doing cardio, your body takes it energy from a different place than weight training. I'm doing a combination of both, working to get off the last 20 lbs. I lost 30lbs last summer only doing 20-30min of cardio 3-5 times per week first thing in the morning, along with healthy eating.
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Posted: 09 Jun 2010, 19:59
I work out in the mornings as well. I have to. I'd never do it otherwise. I set my alarm for 5:15, take my vitamin, do the AM stuff and then do an hour or so. I found that no longer competing with my husband to burn more calories (futile effort, I know) frees to "enjoy" my workout. I've had days where my body just did NOT want to get up and I figure, if I can fall back asleep, fine. But I never do, so I roll on out and begin. I've had a couple of crappy workouts (poor form, listlessly jogging, I mean weaving in the street) but I attribute them to fatigue (damn man!!!)but I complete my alloted time and am the better for it.
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Posted: 09 Jun 2010, 20:38
really wish i was a morning person. i've been wanting to do this forever(probably not on an empty stomach) but i can barely get up for work and hr before i have to be there. lol.
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