Early morning work outs

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  1. PaddoK

    PaddoK Some dolphins get massacred, some dolphins get blo

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    So recently my work out schedule has totally fallen off just due to being busy after work. I think I'm going to try and start going first think in the AM before work at like 6 or 7 AM.

    I read once that you shouldn't work out first thing in the morning because it takes an hour to get the fluid out of you spine or something like that. Any truth to this? Should I eat before I lift? Anybody have any tips or just treat it like a normal work out?
     
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    i'll go and do cardio in the morning but i try to not lift in the morning unless i have to... energy level usually blows dick. even if i pop a caffeine pill or two
     
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    Stay hydrated

    your energy might suck at first but you get used to it, even if you don't eat beforehand
     
  4. PaddoK

    PaddoK Some dolphins get massacred, some dolphins get blo

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    I'd definately sip coffee before hand. But I'd like to lift ideally. I've fallen waaaay offf.
     
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    when I squat on sunday mornings I'll get up around 5 eat an omlet and oatmeal then go back to sleep. Around 8 or so I'll get up and eat again so I have plenty of food in me.
     
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    I've had great workouts at 6 or 7am and tons of folks lift at that time. Just probably need to wamup more thoroughly.

    What time are you planning to wake up by?
     
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    probably the best advice. I NEVER workout in the mornings because I hate rushing and my head/intensity usually isn't in it. Besides I've read doing legs (squat) early in the morning is bad for your spine. Late night > Early morning
     
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    I always get up at least an hour and a half before any lifting to make sure I eat and get fully awake. Drink a glass of water before you get to that coffee too.
     
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    I usually have more energy in the mornings. I get up about 1 hour beforehand, drink b/w 24-32 oz of water over the hour and sometimes a diet soda w/ caffiene. No issues besides the normal wear and tear of lifting major weight, bro.
     
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    Fluid out of your spine? I've been lifting around 5am for the past 2 years. It takes some getting used to, but it's awesome knocking out your workout first thing. If your feet hit the floor out of bed, you have no excuse.
     
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    Same.

    Suck it up bro. Mornings are fine.
     
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    I've been squatting heavy on sunday mornings for almost 3 years now and the only time I have hurt my back is when I tried to squat 800+ after not squatting anything over 315 for 2+ months.
     
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    eat a heavy meal the night before, wake up with a good coffee and go, but if your focus is strength it will suffer a bit... but for cardio and what not mornings are perfect because you dont have to worry the rest of the day if you will make your work out or not. in the case of looking for strength cycle in 1 or 2 days that have a later work out where your focus is heavy lifting
     
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    4cd-Air Rape seemed like the next logical step

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    or instead of that dumb shit, you could eat breakfast first and actually lift weights
     
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    i work out 30 min afterwaking up.. so to have all the food pushing on my stomach when doing some deads or squats in the morning is not a great feeling
     
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    I tried it for a month but while cutting weight so my energy levels were low for obvious reasons. However, every now and then I'll work out in the morning while not cutting and have found that my CNS is not at its best. I move slowly and me energy levels are lower than in the afternoon
     
  17. 4cd-Air

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    so wake up earlier
     
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    I always plan to wake up at 11 and hit the weights by noon. Never seems to work out that way :hsugh:
     
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    i get motivated when i work out in the mornings by knowing that most other people are being pussies sleeping
     
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