Early "morning workout routine"; get up and get moving.
When your alarm clock snoozes, don’t turn it off and go back to bed.
Let’s face it! Morning before shower is the best time to sweat and get your body moving.
A study published in the Journal of Physiology shows that exercising in a 'fasted state' engages the body to burn more fat. And the most natural time your body is at this "fasted state" is when you wake up.
All in all, it's scientifically proven that working out in the morning helps your body burn fat more efficiently.
It may not be easy fighting with your own sleepy self to get up for a morning workout, but here is a quote that can motivate you to squeeze it in before hitting the shower.
"It’s not always easy, but it’s always worth it."
Aside from the benefits of burning more fat, a "good morning exercise" also helps set the tone for the rest of your day.
According to ACE, exercise can boost your energy levels and reduce fatigue.
The positive correlation between exercise and energy abundance was found by researchers at University of Georgia.
They found that sedentary, otherwise healthy adults who engaged in as little as 20 minutes of low-to-moderate aerobic exercise, three days a week for six consecutive weeks, reported feeling less fatigued and more energized.
Granted, exercising for 20 minutes in the morning can be a bit much even for the boosted energy.
But don't worry. You don't have too.
Another study shows that you can get in shape in as little as 4 to 7 minutes a day of exercise, if you're willing to up the exercise intensity.
The exercise method is known as Tabata Protocol.
It's a high-intensity, interval training that lasts about 4 minutes. Dr. Izumi Tabata, a lead researcher at Ritsumeikan University in Japan is the inventor of the protocol.
The 7-minute workout is similar to the 4 minute Tabata workout, but different.
In fact, this training method was invented by fitness experts, Chris Jordan and Bret Klika.
Their training protocol combines both cardio and resistance training using 12 bodyweight exercises to condition a full-body in just about 7 minutes, alternating 30 seconds of exercise with 10 seconds of rest in between.
To get the best of both worlds, we created a 5 minute morning workout routine using only your bodyweight, performed based on the Tabata protocol.
It's an interval training method that alternates 20 seconds of exercise with a 10 second of rest.
This workout is as good as a 20 minute workout, so don't skip your 5 minutes of exercise!
Still not convinced?
Here are 5 other unarguably good reasons why you should workout in the morning before shower.
5 Reasons to Squeeze in an Early Workout
- You will never have to choose between Happy Hour and Workout.
- Your sweat session gives you a reason to shower.
- You get to take advantage of intermittent fasting. (There are amazing benefits to working out on an empty stomach).
- You’ll feel happier and more energized by releasing endorphins.
- You get to have a delicious post workout meal or snack for breakfast.
5 minute morning workout routine
Ready to set your alarm 5 minutes earlier and start your day right tomorrow?
You'll kick start your day and your metabolism with these 5 moves.
Complete 2 sets. Rest for 50 seconds after each set.
- 20 secs of High knees
- 20 secs of Lunge skips
- 20 secs of Froggers
- 20 secs of T-Pushups
- 20 secs of Side plank rotations
?There you have it, 5 minute morning workout routine to kick start your day.
Come back and leave us a comment below to let us know if this 5 minute workout was challenging enough for you!