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7-Minute Metabolism Boosting Morning Workout For Men

By: Stuart Carter, Dip. PT, Precision Nutrition 1,

C.O.O., The Fit Father Project

morning workout
As you probably already know, as you get older, your metabolism drops. What better way to start the morning, than with a quick metabolism-boosting workout?

morning workoutThis great morning workout is timed, so it can only take 7-minutes, as you'll see below. It's not one of those ‘7-minute workouts' that actually takes you 20-minutes to complete.

All you need to do is stick to the timings we've scheduled for you below and you'll knock through this before you're even properly awake.

Getting your body moving first thing in the morning isn't only beneficial for boosting your metabolism, but also for getting your lymphatic system working properly (which helps flush toxins from your body) and also waking up your digestive tract.

The Basis Of This Workout – The Tabata Protocol:

Although this is not a strict version of the Tabata workout, it's an improvised one to limit the time it takes to complete. This will allow you to fit it in first thing in the morning.

morning workoutThe full Tabata method is made up of 4 exercises, but they are performed for 8 rounds, with 20 seconds on, 10 seconds off.

The workout I have for you below is 4 exercises performed for 4 rounds in a 10 seconds on, 10 seconds off format.

Tabata is a form of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and was researched by Dr. Izumi Tabata back in 1996.

The scientific backing of its efficiency is extremely sound.

Your 7-Minute Morning Workout:

Tabata style – 10 secs on, 10 secs off. 4 rounds, 4 exercises. 30 secs rest between exercises.

  • Push-ups – 80 secs + 30 secs rest
  • Air squats – 80 secs + 30 secs rest
  • Burpees – 80 secs + 30 secs rest
  • Mountain climbers – 80 secs

The first few times you do this workout, do not go all out. Get a feel for how the workout feels and for the form of each exercise.

As you progress, you can push yourself to complete more repetitions of each exercise within the 10-second limit.

Once you have the exercises above nailed down and fancy a change, you can choose different exercises to do. You can do literally any exercise you want!

The Benefits Of This Morning Workout:

This workout will definitely get your heart pumping and a bit of a sweat on.

Tabata has been proven to increase both aerobic and anaerobic fitness.

It's perfect to get your blood flowing and to increase your metabolism.

In fact, this type of training will give you what is known as the ‘after burn' effect, which increases your metabolic rate for hours after the workout.

Spend 3 minutes stretching after and you’ve had a great workout in just 10 minutes.

Use this if you’re struggling to find the time to train, or suspect you won’t get a full workout in today.

I hope you enjoy it! 🙂

Your new friend & health coach,

Stuart Carter Dip. PT, Precision Nutrition 1

C.O.O., The Fit Father Project

Stuart gained his Diploma in Personal Training & Sports Medicine through Premier Global, back in 2001. In 2018, he completed his Level 1 Precision Nutrition qualification.

Throughout his career in Fitness, Stuart has trained hundreds of clients, worked in almost every position in the industry, and ran his own successful training studio.

After a hiatus away from the Fitness industry, working in Corporate Management and Finance, Stuart returned to what he loves… Fitness! This return led to a chance meeting with Dr. Balduzzi, and a place in the Fit Father Project team.

Brotherhood Nickname: The Fit Brit
Bragging Rights: 18 Years in the fitness industry, Author of ‘The Easy Fitness Guide', Father of 4 boys and Husband to a Venezuelan beauty.

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