Tip: The Best Hour of the Day

Stop putzing around. Make your diet, your training, and your whole day more productive with this strategy.

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Banish Unproductive Hours

Different hours of the day are more productive than others. A one-hour shift in your day can give you a more productive hour that normally would've been squandered watching TV, eating unwanted snacks, or trolling the internet.

So try this: Move up your bedtime by 60 minutes, then wake up 60 minutes earlier. For example, if you usually go to bed at 10:30 PM and wake up at 6:00 AM, try going to bed at 9:30 PM and waking up at 5:00 AM.

Here's an example of how to use that time:

  • Prepare healthy food for the day.
  • Get to the gym before the rush.
  • Get your ab work done.
  • Add in that cardio work you've been putting off.

Getting one hour back in your day means you'll be getting 7 hours back over the course of the week. It's a shift from wasting time to making time.

David Otey is a strength and conditioning specialist based out of New York City. David has been featured in several major fitness publications on the topics of strength and conditioning. Follow David Otey on Instagram