How To Burn More Fat From Your Morning Boot Camp Workout / by Stephen Cooper

For some of you just waking up and making it to the early morning boot camp class is a great start, but wouldn't you like to know how you could optimize your fat burning?

As your coach and trainer I only have a short time to be with you in person, so my hope today is to give you some tips and strategies that you can use on your own to make your morning workout even more effective.  

Tip #1:  Get to bed early the evening before your workout

A good nights sleep helps your metabolism, gives you energy to train hard, and you'll have less carb and sugar cravings in the afternoon.  You don't want to show up groggy to camp, and then be starving in the late afternoon.  

Tip #2:  Train on an empty stomach

You could also have a simple protein shake 25-30 grams or so.  Experiment, and journal your meals to see what works best for you.  You'll want something that gives you energy, but doesn't weigh you down.

Tip #3:  Get to class a little early and roll

You know that we do a warm up before our workouts, but using a foam roller and a tennis ball are an excellent way to get a deep tissue "massage" before we begin.