What's your experience working out in the mornings?

Prudential / Eng
niceBreeze

Prudential Eng

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Jun 23 13 Comments

I usually arrive at the office 8:10 am-ish. Wanted to start exercising in the morning instead of afternoons. Figured, could spend 30-40 mins in the office gym before 9. Do you feel tired after working out in the mornings or do you find it to be energizing? Any PWO recommendations? Thanks.

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  • Oath Atinlay2
    Plan to shower afterwords...don’t be that guy.
    Jun 23 2
    • New / Eng JexD77
      And yes, hot shower adds to that energized feeling.
      Jun 23
    • Microsoft UseDeFeet
      Cold shower++
      Jun 23
  • Palo Alto Networks !💥
    I believe in taking care of myself and a balanced diet and rigorous exercise routine. In the morning if my face is a little puffy I’ll put on an ice pack while doing stomach crunches. I can do 1000 now. After I remove the ice pack I use a deep pore cleanser lotion. In the shower I use a water activated gel cleanser, then a honey almond body scrub, and on the face an exfoliating gel scrub. Then I apply an herb-mint facial mask which I leave on for 10 minutes while I prepare the rest of my routine. I always use an after shave lotion with little or no alcohol, because alcohol dries your face out and makes you look older. Then moisturizer, then an anti-aging eye balm followed by a final moisturizing protective lotion.
    Jun 23 1
    • E*Trade / Finance cbEV72
      That’s Margo Robbie vogue ad
      Jun 23
  • Juniper brightbat
    Morning workouts make me more focused at work.
    Jun 23 0
  • I run 5 miles at 5am every morning during the week. Mentally it helps with the feeling of having something already accomplished going into the start of the day
    Jun 23 0
  • New / Eng JexD77
    Usually you feel energized and accomplished by 9am.
    Jun 23 0
  • Intel
    BOBBY_AXE

    Intel

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    Bobby Axelrod. CEO, Axe Cap. NYC
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    A very personal / YMMV topic, but I only lift weights (meaning I dont go to gym to do treadmill etc.), and I cannot lift heavy well in the morning. I sometimes try to lift right before lunch so I can eat immediately after to get max benefits of protein and carbs. But typically I try to lift around 3-4p or 5-6p. My body is awake and active from the day and easier to lift hard. Early morning I am just too cold and stiff.
    All my supps are Poliquin ... pwo is a beta-alanine/creatine blend in pill form. Also take a lot of bcaa's
    Jun 23 0
  • Micro Focus / Eng Whiskr
    Doing cardio in the morning is fine, but I don’t dare lift heavy weights because the risk for injury is greater due to lower energy level.
    Jun 23 0
  • Apple / Eng ifwe
    30-40 isn’t a lot of time, so HIIT might work best for you. For me, 5x5 (aka heavy lifts) with a good PWO (Mr. Hyde or ON Pre) has worked well for me. Usually in and out in <45 minutes. Working out in the mornings ensures I don’t miss a day due to work or family events.
    Jun 23 0
  • Oracle cmfmkrri
    Tired, workout makes me want to nap so I do it at night instead
    Jun 23 0
  • LinkedIn hopo
    What worked for me was only doing cardio in the mornings (running, biking, and always, always outside), and doing gym sessions / weight lifting weekend afternoons or weekday evenings. When i workout on a weekday morning, i feel tired, but after a run, i feel more energized and efficient during the day.
    Jun 23 0