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Most people choose to exercise in the evening for various reasons. Some have to reach work early in the morning, while others go to bed late and find it difficult to get up early. Research has proved that the best time to exercise is in the morning, since it has many benefits. It sets a natural alarm in the body. It ensures that the person goes to bed at a stipulated time and rises early as well. It goes a long way in jump starting the metabolism. The metabolism remains in the elevated state for a longer period of time. It also goes a long way in improving heart health. A morning exercise routine varies from one person to another. You will have to make changes to the sample provided in this article, to suit your own needs.

Exercise Routine

It may not be possible for everyone to go a gym. Each of us can have different reasons for the same. However, not going to a gym should not be a hindrance for not exercising, as we are all aware of its importance. There are a number of activities, which you can easily do at home. They will give you the same, if not better, results.

Name of Exercise Number of Sets Number of Repetitions
Marching on the Spot 7 to 10 minutes ~~~~~~
Jumping Jacks 5 to 6 minutes ~~~~~~
Twists (with or without weights) 1 to 2 10 to 12
Side Bending 1 to 2 10 to 12
Wall Push Ups 1 8 to 10
Free Lunges 2 to 3 12 to 15
Free Squats 2 to 3 12 to 15
Abdominal Crunches 2 to 3 12 to 15
Reverse Curls 2 to 3 10 to 12
Stretches 1 to 2 5 to 7

For Men

Bodybuilding is the aim for most men. However, they are confused about the right program. The one given below will help you get a muscular ripped body, which you aim for.

Name of Exercise Number of Sets Number of Repetitions
Brisk Walk on Treadmill 7 to 10 minutes ~~~~~~
Stationary Cycle 5 to 7 minutes ~~~~~~
Windmill 1 to 2 10 to 12
Barbell Squats 2 to 3 12 to 15
Barbell Lunges 2 to 3 10 to 12
Push Ups 2 to 3 8 to 10
Pull Ups 2 to 3 8 to 10
Bench Press 3 to 4 8 to 10
Dumbbell Fly 3 to 4 8 to 10
Barbell Curls 4 to 5 8 to 10
Tricep Dips 2 to 3 7 to 9
Sit Ups 3 to 4 15 to 18
Scissors 2 to 3 12 to 15

For Women

These days, a lot of women have started with morning exercise routines. These differ from those for men. At the same time, the number of repetitions along with the number of sets also are less. The program mentioned below is one of the muscle toning workouts. You can modify it as per your needs and fitness level.

Name of Exercise Number of Sets Number of Repetitions
Marching on the Spot 5 to 7 minutes ~~~~~~
Jogging on the Spot 5 to 7 minutes ~~~~~~
Elliptical Trainer 8 to 10 minutes ~~~~~~
Barbell Twist and Bend 1 to 2 10 to 12
Dumbbell Lunges 2 to 3 12 to 15
Dumbbell Squats 2 to 3 12 to 15
Kicks 2 to 3 10 to 12
Knee Ups 1 to 3 8 to 10
Wall Push Ups 1 8 to 10
Hammer Curls 1 to 2 10
Tricep Extension 1 to 2 10 to 12
Leg Lifts 2 to 3 12 to 15
Oblique Crunches 2 to 3 15 to 18

These were some sample regimens, which you can make use of. A lot of people ask about lifting weights in the morning. Before you do any activity, please remember to do some warm up. The same rule applies for weightlifting as well. If you do not do the warm up, there are high chances that you will injure yourself.

Disclaimer: This Buzzle article is for informative purposes only, and should not be used as a replacement for expert medical advice.