Agree.its more to do with forcing yourself to do something that you really don't want to do, and training those willpower muscles. For most people, getting up at that time will be the hardest thing they have to do all day.
Winners? The only people in my gym are extremely old dudes lol. I'm talking like 70+. And there's this one 38ish year old girl with a 9 body. So that's what I get to look at each morning. Quite a contrast.i started getting up at 6 this week and hitting the gym before work. Gotta say when you walk in the gym at that time, seeing the same faces , you feel like you're amongst winners. Thursday morning I did a fairly heavy leg session and by thursday evening i was shattered and feeling ill. Today im full of a chest infection so missed it today. Maybe too much too soon. Back on it on monday though.
Interesting system. Where did you get the metrics for no more than 7 beats higher than normal?Winners? The only people in my gym are extremely old dudes lol. I'm talking like 70+. And there's this one 38ish year old girl with a 9 body. So that's what I get to look at each morning. Quite a contrast.
I've had issues getting sick when pushing physical activity. It's a fine line you have to find. You'll accidentally cross it from time to time but as your fitness improves, incidents will decrease. I strongly suggest a heart rate monitor watch, like one from Garmin (forerunner 230 or 235 is good). Keep it on 24x7 and use it to keep track of your resting heart rate. Get a good baseline of a couple days you are not working out and are not sick and are feeling well. Your heart rate should be lowest when waking up. You'll notice that the day after a hard workout, or if you feel a cold)flu coming on, it will be higher. Any day you wake up with a resting HR more than 7 beats a minute higher than normal, skip the workout and focus on recovery instead. This is a solid way to prevent overtraining.