There was an interesting article published today (01/03/13) at AoM about morning workout. I wonder, what do you do, if anything, to start your day, to wake up your body and give a charge to your muscles in the morning? Do you prefer outdoor running, or some indoor exercises? And how much time you can give in the morning for physical activity?

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I stay indoors, doing body weight exercises like in the video posted today. Pushups are the core of it. I also do some work on my chest and shoulders with dumbbells. Mostly high rep, low weight exercises.

Im down there for 40 minutes, but the actuall workout would probably only be about 15 minutes if i'd stop taking long rests and sipping coffee in between sets.

Interesting, is there a purpose of coffee between the sets, or just for a pleasure? I mean, it must be very hard for you heart: I often have quite rapid pulsing after, say, squats. And to add coffee?? But it must be really waking up routine, is it?

I prefer the gym as it mentally separates me from other things (work, home, etc) and forces me to focus on exercise.

3-4 days of weights a week, alternating muscle groups and 1-2 of cardio is my typical routine. I start around 5:30 so I am out before 6:30 and ready to start the day. Chest day is the most "fun" but anything that gets the blood pumping makes the rest of the day go well.

I find that I am far more alert on gym days than if I miss one. Been sick this week and starting to get twitchy since I haven't been able to go.

Impressive!
Unfortunately, there are no gym here around (Alsace, France) open before 8.00.

I've pondered living in France some time in the future. Spent some time there in college and would love to go back for an extended stay. Sounds like I would need to change up my morning routine a bit.

There is always the option of body weight exercises or a good set of barbells or dumbbells. A simple barbell set will give you most everything you need for a good workout routine. The key is to vary what exercises you do, not necessarily a need for any fancy machines.

For example, squats are great, but finish up by stepping up on a knee-level box 10 times with 20lb weights in each hand. You will feel that for days after.

I used to be mr. morning work out, but of late have been hitting the gym post class although I do think morning is the best time. 

I do body-weight calisthenics  4-5 times a week. I have a cool app called You Are Your Own Gym which helps with that. Those I do at home, in the mornings on days I don't have to intern. 

Cardio is a form of running every other day. Usually alternating between intervals, distance, and time goals. I also try and keep active all day instead of sitting inside. Some days I'll leave my internship and walk to class (about 3 miles) instead of taking the subway.  

Zero time in the AM.
I get up, dress, eat, commute, coffee up, then start my day at work.
I hit the gym at noon, at the peak of my energy level.

Morning PT at work, at the squad level. This is because it is required, otherwise my morning workout would reflect Shane's.

What is PT, if you forgive my ignorance?

Varies, but if want overall, solid bodyweight workout, go Tabata.

 

Personally, i prefer to stretch it out all day, but i do my heavy lifting in the morning, as a way to "kickstart the engine". Primarily high-weight, low rep, and a combination of lower body, upper body, and core training on my home weight bench. Takes about an hour, but thats mainly because i tend to get caught up watching Dexter while i'm doing it. To keep my metabolism up, i try to do a few sets of pushups and crunches every few hours, if i'm not too busy.

Yes, this is the one I referred to before, thanks for he link.

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