Seriously. This is absolutely true.
Yeah, you can burn fat in your workouts, but guess what?
It’s only when your body MAKES muscle that you keep burning fat and skyrocket your metabolism
THAT happens when you sleep – Yup, Muscles are Made in the Bed. Don’t forget this ( and get your mind out of the gutter)
Quick fact – you burn more calories when you work Big muscle groups intensly (6 Heavy Deadlifts – 5 sets)
BUT- that just starts the process. That muscle comes is literally totally formed (integrated to your body) when you rest. SLEEP!
You must let that muscle fully form. THEN you can be stronger, get leaner AND burn more fat!
So – YES! Lift heavy, BUT more importantly – SLEEP. That means if you are getting less than 6 hours to get in that AM work out, you’re totally screwing yourself over, sorry
For that AM Orange Theory, Kettlebell, Crossfit etc… to pay off (tight perky butt, defined arms and abs) ya gotta let those muscles relax and drink up that hard work. That all happens when you rest.
If you are sleeping less than 7 hours a night you are greatly missing out on some killer abs and jaw dropping fat loss.
If you need a fancy scientist to hand you some science on this- LISTEN to this podcast from NPR’s Terry Gross with Sleep Scientist Matthew Walker – It’ll totally convince you!
Just hit play on the top left to listen on that link
NOW, DO this:
Use my 2 top tips that’ll make darn sure you get your hard working booty in bed earlier every night!
1. Set alarms on your phone.
Right now look at when you should be in bed tonight.
Now look at what’s going on before that. Say you’re out at happy hour with friends.. set an alarm for the time you need to LEAVE – so you are home a good hour before you need to go to bed.
(you need that hour to putter around and recalibrate from the day)
SO for example – I’ll be hanging with friends tonight. I gotta get up at 5 tomorrow – that means I need to hit the hay by at least 10 pm. I set an alarm for 8:45 PM.. that way I make sure and get headed home by 9 to get to bed by 10 – SEE!
This seriously works!
Now – repeat this for your next 3-5 days.TRICK is actually DOING THE WORK- right? Don’t screw this up and ignore your alarm. If you do.. you’ll stay up longer and you are gonna reap WAAY less results. You’ll actually burn LESS calories the next day and NOT see the defined body you’re putting in valuable gym time on.
2. MY next best trick. Zero APP
Even if you’re not into the fasting thing. Know that the less food you have in your belly when you go to bed, the better you will sleep and the better you will feel the next day. ALSO – if you stop eating earlier (eat dinner earlier) you will go to bed earlier! See how that works:)
You click on it when you are done eating your last meal of the day. Then again the next day when you put your first foods in your face. First foods do not include coffee:)
So – grab your phone, download the FREE APP – ZERO
AND don’t forget to set those alarms on your phone for your upcoming busy summer nights