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 ExerciseNumber of SetsNumber of Repetitions
Marching on the Spot7 to 10 minutes~~~~~~
Jumping Jacks5 to 6 minutes~~~~~~
Twists (with or without weights)1 to 210 to 12
Side Bending1 to 210 to 12
Wall Push Ups18 to 10
Free Lunges2 to 312 to 15
Free Squats2 to 312 to 15
Abdominal Crunches2 to 312 to 15
Reverse Curls2 to 310 to 12
Stretches1 to 25 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 ExerciseNumber of SetsNumber of Repetitions
Brisk Walk on Treadmill7 to 10 minutes~~~~~~
Stationary Cycle5 to 7 minutes~~~~~~
Windmill1 to 210 to 12
Barbell Squats2 to 312 to 15
Barbell Lunges2 to 310 to 12
Push Ups2 to 38 to 10
Pull Ups2 to 38 to 10
Bench Press3 to 48 to 10
Dumbbell Fly3 to 48 to 10
Barbell Curls4 to 58 to 10
Tricep Dips2 to 37 to 9
Sit Ups3 to 415 to 18
Scissors2 to 312 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 ExerciseNumber of SetsNumber of Repetitions
Marching on the Spot5 to 7 minutes~~~~~~
Jogging on the Spot5 to 7 minutes~~~~~~
Elliptical Trainer8 to 10 minutes~~~~~~
Barbell Twist and Bend1 to 210 to 12
Dumbbell Lunges2 to 312 to 15
Dumbbell Squats2 to 312 to 15
Kicks2 to 310 to 12
Knee Ups1 to 38 to 10
Wall Push Ups18 to 10
Hammer Curls1 to 210
Tricep Extension1 to 210 to 12
Leg Lifts2 to 312 to 15
Oblique Crunches2 to 315 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.