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Morning Workout (A Contigency Plan, hehe)

Sunday, November 13, 2011

After weeks of getting longer hour than usual (and much, much prefer arrive early, leave early), I decided it's time to start morning workouts, even if just a short 5 minutes, as I no longer able to do any kind of exercises after I get back from work. Night workout is something need to be avoid (at least for me) as my sleep can be affected and after long hours working, I rather have someone to give me relaxing massage than get sweaty! So, night workout is a BIG no-no.

The morning workout plan is hopefully just temporary (same category as night workout, not a thing that I prefer to do on workdays!) till I get more control of my working hours (maybe I'm getting less productive, more sloth-pace? urgh!) but also to see if it's really true that morning workout will give much better effect to overall lifestyle. I did try exercise in the morning, ages ago, but I drop it because I disliked washing more clothes, haha.

So, phase 1 of Morning Workout Plan - short cardio with jumping rope, WooHoo! I'll try any of these jump rope workouts, whether racing against time or trying to get that time goal (if that makes any sense, haha):
#1 Jump Rope HIIT:
@ 1 minute warm up
@ 3 minutes intervals: 4 sets of 15s rest and 30s jump
@ 1 minute stretches
@ 1 minute cool down

#2 Jump Rope Pyramid
@ 1 minute warm up
@ 4.5 minutes intervals:
- 15s rest and 15s jump
- 30s rest and 30s jump
- 45s rest and 45s jump
- 30s rest and 30s jump
- 15s rest and 15s jump
@ 1 minute stretches
@ 1 minute cool down

#3 Jump Rope Normal & Reverse
@ 1 minute warm up
@ 3 minutes of repeating sets of jump normal 15x and jump reverse 15x
@ 1 minute stretches
@ 1 minute cool down

#4 Jump Rope Forward, Backward & Side-to-Side
@ 1 minute warm up
@ 3 minutes of repeating sets of jump forward 15x, jump backward 15x and jump side-to-side 15x
@ 1 minute stretches
@ 1 minute cool down

I will still continue do my short strength at office (currently doing Crunches, Pushups and Squats for a certain weekly goal) but for all-out strength training session, the kind that I get drench with lots of sweat that I can fill up a bathtub and really push hard, I'll pick Saturday or Sunday :D
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  • ROJAKHAN
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    3358 days ago
  • MISSLISA1973
    I have a hard time working out in the mornings. Maybe I should start out with just five minutes.
    3358 days ago
  • no profile photo CD2176107
    Wow - sounds like an awesome plan! emoticon
    3358 days ago
  • EVER-HOPEFUL
    good luck you can do it.i much perferr to work out in the mornings.not only do i feel better but it is out of the way,.i can still exercise in the night if i want but it is not nessacary if i donĀ“t feel like because i have done it in the morning. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3358 days ago
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