Morning Training - How to Get Out Of Bed

One of our junior members @noahguneratne was telling us that he’s never had so much energy or felt so good going to school since he started training in the morning. He doesn’t feel sluggish and is alert when he gets to class. Most of us have the same response – morning training gets the endorphins flowing, your blood moving and kickstarts your day.⁣ ⁣ Generally, the only thing that stands between you and morning training is getting out of bed. Which is hard for some people – that pillow is comfy! @nicsakalis ⁣ Jocko Willink describes it well - ‘at 5 in the afternoon, your arm is being pulled in all different directions; pile of work on your desk, kids to get to sport, get dinner ready… At 5 in the morning, no one is awake so there’s nothing pulling your arm away from training.’⁣

How do we train consistently in the mornings?⁣ ⁣ #1 Get enough sleep the night before;⁣ Ideally, you’ll give yourself an 8 or 9 hour sleeping window (alarm at 6am, asleep by 9pm). Obviously, that’s not possible for everyone so try and improve the quality of that sleep…⁣ ⁣ #2 Improve sleep quality;⁣ Shut off electronics an hour before bed and do some relaxing activities like stretching or reading. Make sure the room is dark, quiet and cool and that you get enough exercise during the day.⁣ ⁣ #3 Put your phone across the room;⁣ When the alarm goes off, you’ll have to physically get out of bed to turn it off. The hardest part about waking up is the comfort of bed. Once you’re standing, you’re not as tired as you thought you were.⁣ ⁣ #4 Move around;⁣ Upon awakening, I immediately hit a 3-5 minute foam roll on any sore spots. You might want to stretch, do some push-ups or something else. But I’ve found just a small amount of movement is enough to snap me out of any grogginess.⁣ ⁣ #5 Get cold;⁣ If all else fails, then get yourself cold. By that I mean jumping in a pool (if you have one) or finishing your morning shower with 1 minute fully cold. This will jack up the heart rate and get you going, I guarantee it.⁣ ⁣ Hopefully this will help you train more consistently and perform better. If you’ve got any questions, swing us a message! #one22