I had this great idea that I would be up at 5am every day and at the gym by 6am for a full hour's workout. But my body had other ideas. I would hit the snooze in my sleep. I even put the alarm out of reach and I just sleep through it. I can't wake up before 5:20. So I don't get to the gym until around 6:30; which only gives me half an hour to work out. But so far that's been more then enough. I'm always WAY above on my calories burned each week. I bike, walk at lunch, etc. So I decided to listen to my body, I don't get up before 5:20am.
If it works with your schedule, go for it. But if not, I don't think it's a good idea to sacrifice sleep to get in a little more workout time.
I've also read that after about an hour of exercise, you stop getting any real benefits. So if you want to get up early to put in a two hour workout, you might be better off getting an extra hour's sleep.
Edited by: MCASKEY6 at: 8/28/2013 (14:00)
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