Hey there Chorltonians!
Last week I wrote about my best tips for getting into shape and staying in shape... the Chorlton Personal Training way!
This week I want to expand upon the first of those fitness training tips.
The first tip I gave you last week was to start the day right.
Make sure that exercise is the first thing you do in the morning. It doesn't have to be much. A five to ten minute morning exercise routine can give you the boost you need for the rest of the day. And if you have a busy work schedule looming for the rest of the day that results in you missing an evening workout... well at least you have done something!
Of course, if you can find the time for something a little more substantial for your morning exercise routine. Well all the better!
Here are a couple of reasons why training first thing in the morning rocks!
1) If you train before breakfast, you are effectively exercising in a fasted state. That is, you are exercising at a time when your Glycogen stores are rather depleted.
Now Glycogen is a Carbohydrate. So if you exercise at a time when your body does not have much Carbohydrate to use as a fuel... Bingo! Your body has little choice but to turn to your fat stores as fuel for your exercise session.
Kudos to morning exercise for fat burning!
2) Fasted exercise is great for activating a whole series of fat burning genes. These genes then code for enzymes that do a bunch of cool stuff to promote fat burning.
This is great news, because there's a limit to how many calories you can burn during a relatively brief morning exercise session. But by switching on these fat burning genes as well, you will continue to increase the rate at which you burn fat throughout the day (long after your morning exercise workout is over).
So there you have it Chorlton folks! A pre-breakfast morning exercise routine can go a long way to helping you with your fat loss goals.
If your not sure how to best go about your morning exercise routine you can leave me a message by visiting the Chorlton Personal Training Contact Page.
If there is a demand for it, I could also be persuaded into putting on a regular morning group workout designed for fat burning. Once again, if you would be keen for this to happen, just leave me a message by visiting the Chorlton Personal Training Contact Page.
That's all for now folks!