The 9 to 5′er

A few days ago, I touched on how to maintain good eating habits while working a 9 to 5 job. Now, let’s talk about some good fitness tips on how to reach your goals in this lifestyle:

Do your cardio in the morning

There are varying opinions on this topic, but from my own experience and research, I have found that doing cardio in the morning does help burn more fat. It also gets your metabolism going so that you’re processing your food more effectively all day long. Here’s a great article on the benefits of morning cardio. Unless you’re training for a competition, I wouldn’t recommend doing more than 30 minutes of cardio in the morning. In fact, when I do cardio in the A.M., I usually limit it to 20 minutes so that I maximize the fat burn and minimize muscle loss.

57632445_8c59f536071Try to workout both Saturday and Sunday

I know that all most people want to do on the weekend is sleep in and veg out. However, if you stay disciplined and get a workout on both days in the weekend, you will have fewer days during the week that you will have to work out. You could even join your company softball league! The point is, some people are not morning people, some are too tired to work  out in the nighttime after work. So limit the number of weekday workouts by hitting it hard on the weekend.

Leave at least an hour between a meal and a workout

If you decide to workout after work, make sure to leave an hour between that pre-workout meal and your workout. If you eat a meal right before your workout, you’ll be sluggish and lethargic, giving you a bad workout experience.


Green tea supplementing

If you’ve got errands after work or you just can’t make it to the gym until the evening, try drinking a cup or two of green tea. It’s got a good amount of caffeine that will give you a boost to get into the gym late night. If you don’t like the taste, you can always get a green tea extract to put in water. Oh yeah, and there are great benefits from incorporating green tea into your routine. I’ll let you guys decide, check it out.




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