How can I get more energy for early morning workouts?
I only have time to train before work and I often lack the energy for a proper workout.
Getting adequate rest is absolutely vital in regards to energy levels. For adults, 7-9 hours of sleep is suggested.
If you are getting adequate rest but you're still not feeling energized in the morning, the problem may be that your body is in a state of ketosis after fasting throughout the evening during your sleep. Ketosis is when the body is using fat for energy. If you aren’t eating enough carbohydrates, then your body turns to fat for energy. This can cause that low energy feeling before your workouts.
Green tea, green juices, coffee and even getting sunlight can help boost energy levels. Starting your workout routine with a fast-tempo, blood circulating dynamic warm up may not only help boost energy but will help prevent injuries caused by low energy, low focus workouts.
Here’s an example: Try this warm-up in a circuit as many times you see fit: The Wind Up Warm Up.