Early Morning Workouts: 6 AM Lifting
Today I finally performed an early morning workout. Not my typical morning cardio only session, but instead a strength training session. I was up at 6 AM and it was still dark outside. Not only was it dark but it was pretty damn cold too. My initial reaction was to go back to bed, especially since The Shack is in the backyard, but I resisted the temptation.
There was no way I would be able to get up in the early morning without the proper rest. So I made sure to get at least 6.5 hours of sleep (still working on that ever elusive 8 hours). Sleep and rest are an important part of this journey that I am undergoing. Without them I will burn out. Burning out is not an option. Not for me at least.
What did I do this morning? I squatted, benched, and did incline dumbbell presses. It was a quick hitting, multi-joint, heavy lifting session. It only took about 40 minutes or less, I lost track. But it was great. The one thing I didn’t like was that I barely broke a sweat. I like sweating when I workout because it gives me a sense of accomplishment. I then hopped on my recumbent bike for a quick morning cardio workout. The bike made me sweat. It was a good morning.
I like the whole morning workout idea because it makes my entire day better. I get the training part of my day over with and can focus on other stuff without having to worry about training. It also gives me a shot of adrenaline that propels my days.
I have this competition all but wrapped up. Those other guys ain’t got nothing on the Fat Man.