VO2 MAX Holding You Back
“In the early morning hours, you have a hormonal profile that would predispose you to better metabolism of fat,” Hackney says. People naturally have elevated levels of cortisol and growth hormone in the morning—both of which are involved in metabolism—so you’ll “draw more of your energy from your fat reserves,” Hackney says. That can potentially help with weight loss. Research also suggests that morning exercisers may have less of an appetite throughout the day, which could also help protect them from putting on pounds.
A lot... and I mean a lot of people are always wondering what is VO2 Max, Well in short... it's how much your fitness level allows you to workout. More specifically it's the Volume (V) of oxygen (O2) that your muscles can take in before it has to switch over to lactic acid... which what makes your muscles feel sore after a workout... ever forget to do leg day for two weeks and then try to jump back into leg day? It's that. Now I realize that you all think we are the best workout radio music known to man.... and that there isn't a single workout radio station that even compares to ours when we are talking about your fitness levels but here is what the experts have to say about it,
"Even if you hate early alarms, working out first thing in the morning can quickly become second nature. A study recently published in the Journal of Physiology found that exercising at 7 a.m. may shift your body clock earlier, meaning you’ll feel more alert in the morning and get tired earlier in the evening, potentially priming you to get enough rest to wake up and do the same thing the next day. Some research even suggests that it’s easier to stick to healthy habits completed in the A morning sweat may also lead to better mental health and productivity throughout the day, since exercise is great for reducing stress.
If you can swing a lunchtime workout, Hackney says that’s not a bad second choice — especially if you’re trying to do a very long or rigorous routine."
I don't know if I believe that my fitness levels can only increase to a certain amount... The Murph Workout Radio spirit in me wants to scream from the high heavens that I am capable of anything... but am I really? I mean I am when I'm listening to Murph Workout Music. That's for sure... but when I'm not... who knows... maybe this guy has a point and the music is not a part of it.