If your CrossFit workout isn’t part of your first hour of the day, you’re missing out on a ton of benefits. Even if you prefer a post-exercise program, exercise for the first 30 to 45 minutes of your day and watch your health and productivity skyrocket.
A morning workout routine and a healthy meal will take not only your CrossFit program, but your entire life to the next level! There’s a reason the gym opens early in the morning. Exercising first thing in the morning, followed by a good smoothie or a light breakfast may be the best thing you can do to change your production. It will allow you to open up your schedule and speed up your metabolism and energy for the day.
Many have tried morning training, only to see it fade away and be done in a matter of days or weeks. Children, work, cold weather, etc. seem to get in the way. Many people seem to think that morning workouts are only for those who are “dead” or on a “better schedule.”
It’s true that there are some people who just can’t hit the CrossFit gym first thing in the morning. They may have tough commitments, like having kids at home or a gym that isn’t open that early.
Well, there are options for those who definitely don’t have a chance to hit the gym first thing in the morning. You won’t believe how you can change your day simply by getting up a little earlier and doing 20 minutes of “moving” before anything else. This can be an activity like taking a short walk or doing light calisthenics. I know how tough the CrossFit athlete is, so before you say this won’t do you any good, remember that it’s in addition to your post workout. This tip is for those who definitely can’t hit the gym early in the morning.
If your home life and gym hours allow it, but you’re not going to exercise first thing in the morning, you’re doing yourself a disservice. We have all heard of willpower and habits. These are some of the things that distinguish the CrossFit participant from the average athlete.
Having the willpower to begin this morning ritual is necessary to create a change like the one we are talking about. Without it, your new program will wither and die on the vine. As with any new resolution, the first few days are filled with optimism and energy. After a few days or weeks, obstacles arise and the likelihood of extending your new habit greatly decreases. This is when you need to keep using your willpower to persevere, knowing that within 4-5 weeks this new habit will become a natural part of your day and your mind won’t fight it.
Please try the morning ritual and I guarantee you will never return. You will find your production and overall health to skyrocket!
The CrossFit team