Can you BECOME a morning person?

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  1. Can you BECOME a morning person?


    So, mornings... best kept well clear of me until ive had two coffees or you'll storm off to work thinking Im a jerk...as the missus does most days


    Will I EVER become a morning person? She's up at 5am walking the dog, I just cant get out of bed

    Ive tried ZMA/magnesium/ l-dopa but im a zombie until 8 hours later and two hours to wake up walking....


    Any supplements that could help? techniques? Im even going to bed at 9:30pm and still cant get up.


  2. Try getting a sleep cycle app it analyses your sleep pattern using you microphone and wakes you up at you lightest point of sleeping, tries to wake you up after a R.E.M. Cycle so you may feel more refreshed! It works for me.
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  3. The 3 basics....
    •Redbull
    •A motherf%#k ton of coffee
    •bang some screw! Lmfao
    Well, for me thats how i get my mornings going lmfao i dont like to encourage most of my habits haha but get yourself plenty of sleep (thats where the growing goes on) and it helps me to drink a tall glass of water before sleep so i gotta piss like hell when i wake up haha then drink another tall glass before ya leave the house and do as ya do. Try different routines, find what works for ya, and run with it like Usain Bolt!! Lmfao
    Best of luck to ya hoss!
    success is contagious... but then again, so are most STD's... so wrap that lil bastard up and start growin'!

  4. Start a good sleeping routine,i always recommend this when people come in and ask for sleeping pills, go to sleep and wake up almost @ the same time everyday, it will get your body into a constant circadian rhythm. Also try to minimise the stims in the morning

  5. Yes, for sure.

    • Stop staying up late is number 1. ---->>> get your **** done so you have an 1hr to wind down before bed.
    • Aim for 7-8 hours of sleep ----> 6 works for some people. See what sleep amount you respond to most.
    • Set your alarm clock away from your bed so you have to get up to turn it off. -----> Once you are able to adjust a bit, you can start leaving it closer.
    • Turn on all the lights or go to a well-lit room, don't sit in a dark bedroom. ----> you will get sleepy...fast
    • Turn some music on
    • Eat/Get some coffee in you (light/healthy breakfast)/drink a cup or 2 of water
    • Wake up with a plan so you have a reason to get out of bed ----> one of the more important ones. If you have something to do, you will feel like you need to get up. Make a list of **** to get done the night before, or find something to motivate you!
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  6. Man good post....I'm just a fukin night owl and have never been able to be a morning person...34 here and yea it's been a bit of a problem on life in general...I've come to dislike "morning people" lol

  7. Yeah it aint fun. I had to make the adjustment to waking up at 3-4am 6 years ago straight outta HS! haha it's easy at first but when you work 12+hrs a day and you only get roughly 5-6hrs of sleep it whoops your ass! Lmao but starting a good rythm always helps!
    success is contagious... but then again, so are most STD's... so wrap that lil bastard up and start growin'!

  8. Only way I'm a morning person is a strong pwo before gym

  9. Kids are a definite way of making you a morning person, lol. I started going to bed earlier, and found AM lifting/cardio really helps get me going. I'll get up at 545 every morning now for the most part, and lately haven't even needed a stim pwo, the workout is enough to kick start myself. Sucks at first but once acclimated to it, it's really nice

  10. Quote Originally Posted by nicksox15 View Post
    Kids are a definite way of making you a morning person, lol. I started going to bed earlier, and found AM lifting/cardio really helps get me going. I'll get up at 545 every morning now for the most part, and lately haven't even needed a stim pwo, the workout is enough to kick start myself. Sucks at first but once acclimated to it, it's really nice
    Same here. I never use an alarm and spring out of bed now at 6am 7 days a week. I love mornings now and if I sleep in I feel like I missed a good part of the day. I wake up before my kids almost every day.

  11. I've always been a morning person. How I became that way? I don't ever stay up past 10pm and I wake up at 5 everyday
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  12. Quote Originally Posted by DUbz86 View Post
    Only way I'm a morning person is a strong pwo before gym
    This. I get up early as 1am, usually 2 though (I start work at 5 or 6am usually). The pre-workout is pretty vital.

    It's worth it to me to wake up early and avoid the crowd at the gym, and the morning workout feels good, gets me going for the day. I found that if I didn't lift early that I'd drive straight home after work and miss workouts.

    I wasn't always a morning lifter though, but I transformed into one because it was the best option for me. You need to have enough good reasons to train early and then it becomes pretty easy.

  13. 38 and was always an owl. With work and kid I adapted. Now I wake up early even at holidays. Wife? Wont ever adapt I guess. Besides, she needs at least 7hours of sleep to be functional while I can get by with 4-5h.
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  14. 36 here,
    I go to bed 9:30-10:30pm each day - ive got the new fitbit charge2 with sleep monitoring, iand i can definately see the difference in days i sleep well and those i dont but i stil ldont know how to manipulate that type of rest the next day

    maybe its an age thing and ill never be a morning person- just cant get out of bed to get the coffee or PWO id need to get up

    If my mind is busy though, im up and alert so maybe i need alist of things to do before i go to bed then ill go "sh*t! need to get up"
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    For me its mental. If I'm passionate about something (goal, hobby, etc...) it tends to wake me up and get me going, along with coffee. When I was younger, getting up was he hardest thing in the world to do. Now, I look forward to my morning coffee.



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  16. Quote Originally Posted by Admin View Post
    For me it mental. If I something I'm passionate about (goal, hobby, etc...) it tends to wake me up and get me going, along with coffee. When I was younger, getting up was he hardest thing in the world to do. Now, I look forward to my morning coffee.
    Yep, I was going to add this into my original comments as it can be as little as enjoying taking the dog on a run in the morning or just going outside to have a cup of coffee in the morning sun. I love going out on the back patio as the sun is coming up to have a cup of coffee to be by myself for a while before another crazy day sets in then taking the dog on a jog. I get home and everyone is just waking up but my day is already going.

  17. Ah.. sunshine... what's that?

    Im int he dim dark UK!

    I wish i was in america id be up at 4am, its so easy on holiday aborad to get up early!

  18. Quote Originally Posted by Toff View Post
    Ah.. sunshine... what's that?

    Im int he dim dark UK!

    I wish i was in america id be up at 4am, its so easy on holiday aborad to get up early!
    Haha "holiday" idk that made me laugh. I love cultural difference. If it wasn't for diversity the Earth would boring as fuk.

  19. We made friends with a family from the UK while in Mexico a couple weeks ago and already made connections to go out and stay on their property in West Sussex at the end of summer.
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    I'm not a morning person. But I generally wake at 4:45 AM on the weekdays to train.

    Didn't used to be that way, but for about 2 years now I've been doing it. There are days when you want to sleep/stay in bed. That never goes away. There are waves of stretches where you don't feel tempted to go back to sleep or hit snooze, but I've found they still exist. Basically, I know how great I feel post-lift. And even though sleep sounds good at the time, the extra 2 or 3 hours in bed never actually makes me feel better that day (unless I legitimately messed up and was short on sleep, in which case you catch up).

    So, when the alarm goes off, I don't give my brain a chance to question it; I just roll out of bed. It sucks, but then once I'm up, I'm good. And when I'm done training at 7:30 AM and know once work is over my evening is wide open, it's an amazing feeling (in addition to being more energized all day).

    So I think it's definitely possible, but don't think it doesn't still have its struggles. You just have to know what's most important.
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  21. REM clock

  22. Did you try 3mg of Melatonin before you go to bed? After 6 hours of deep sleep you can get up at 5 without problems.

  23. Check out a book called Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod. I absolutely hate self help books, but this one is pretty good about putting together a routine that will make you a morning person.
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  24. I worked as a baker for 10 years. 3am starts. I made the lifestyle changes (early bed times) and I adapted to a degree but it's certainly not my natural circadian rhythm and at the end of each day I'd always be far more tired than had I worked a full day starting at say 6am. That's regardless of how much sleep I'd get. If I'm on an extended holiday with none of lifes pressures I wake up around 6-7 am regardless what time i go to bed. I've found that is homeostasis for me. I agree you can "manage" to be early morning person with lifestyle changes but perhaps like me there will always be a natural rhythm you're most comfortable in. Hours between which you are most alert and most productive are worth striving for IMO.

  25. I used to be the same way as you until I started working in the operating room. I'm forced to wake up at 4am to get to work on time. Once you are forced to get up, over a period of time it becomes a habit. At least for me it has. Saturday's when I can sleep in, I find myself alert and awake ready to go at the latest 7am.
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