Your New Morning Routine
Just before I start. I understand there are some of you with a morning routine that already works for you. I’m not saying you have to change. You’ll see that our routines are probably similar. The goal still applies. Get nutrients in your system and wake up.
If you even so much as think about going against this you can kiss *efficient* muscle gains and fitness goodbye. I didn’t say all in one. You can gain muscle and fitness, but you can also gain muscle and fitness at a much faster rate if you do it right. I’ll list what you should do in order and then explain why. Sound good? Awesome.
1) Drink ICE COLD water
2) Perform small ab workout and/or pushups
3) Eat appropriately sized breakfast
4) Clean yourself up and go on with your day.
Drinking cold water when you wake up is important to start your hydration for the day but also because cold water requires your body to heat it up to be used. This means you have to burn fat, without doing and workout on your own. Cool ain’t it?
Doing a small workout helps to burn the fat even more and get your blood moving. The keyword though is small. I didn’t say start olympic lifting at your max. You can send yourself to snap city with that. Abs are typically the best to do for a few reasons. Targeting fat around the belly is good especially in the morning because your body has literally nothing else to burn. It has no option but to burn fat. Since you are skinnier in the morning the will be more likely to show throughout the day, assuming you don’t eat McDonald’s burgers all day after. Abs are also smaller muscles so they take a little less time and its a little better than working your big limbs. Those have to be warmed up. However a good alternative is to think about taking up the 100 push up challenge which you can read about here. You know your body better than me so you decide what is right for you. Personally, I bet you could handle both so consider doing it this way…
Push up challenge
(Leg Lifts x Crunches) 25 times – 1 minute rest.
You’ll look good in the mirror and to others when you are done.
And finally, you can’t go all day without eating so just put an appropriate amount of food into your system. Good food please. No gummy bears for breakfast.
Really, the whole point of this is to get nutrients and water in your system and wake your muscles up for the rest of the day. Plus its the morning and it literally take about 15 minutes. If you don’t have 15 minutes to dedicate your body in the morning a little prioritizing is in order. It can even take 8 minutes if you do it right. If you finish the push up challenge keep going. Try to get up to more reps. Add reps to each set and max test later. Try to add 2-5 to your max each week.