I don’t think I mentioned it yet, but I’ve started another 2 week free trial pass to a Ballard gym. I’ve been there twice and I already have two Tales From the Glitter Gym stories in the queue. Those tales will have to wait, this post is about morning workouts and later day productivity.
Does working out in the morning increase productivity for later in the day? I really think it depends. If someone is completely untrained, a morning workout will leave them tired and perhaps sore. Not ideal if you have a full day of work planned. Things such as a brisk walk or a few push-ups I think would increase productivity. Just enough to get the heart pumping and get focused on the day’s project. As one becomes more conditioned, one should be able to workout more in the morning without negatively affecting the rest of the day.
I tend to favor morning workouts. Today I decided I would try and brand new program. My Ballard Glitter Gym has a bunch of Hammer Strength machines. Now usually I only do free weight, but I thought I’d mix it up. Monday would be my HammerTime workout. I’d just do Hammer Strength machines. As I mentioned in the post Tall Guys and the Bench Press Solution, Hammer Strength machines are a safe way to lift as much weight as you can. And I did. I just kept loading plates until I couldn’t push anymore. On a cumulative pound basis, I don’t think I’ve ever lifted more in a single workout.
All my project plans for today had to shelved. HammerTime kicked my ass. My morning workout shredded my afternoon productivity. Even this blog post is probably rambling and incoherent.