If you don’t have time for the gym these days, you’re certainly not alone. Not having enough time is the #1 reason for not going to the gym and working out. Yes, it has a ton of benefits such as reduced stress and enhanced mood as well as a greater sex drive, not to mention better weight maintenance to start. However, time can be a real workout killer. So here are ways that you can get fit in half the time.
Supersets are used and then used again and again, because simply put, they work. You can get more done in less time, and you get more out of the back to back exercises alternating between the upper and lower body. You always have one part in recovery and one part in work mode.
Time your rest periods
It’s hard to maintain focus and stay on task when it comes to your rest periods. You can get caught up on your phone, talking with friends, and look that 1 minute break just turned into 5. Bring a timer with you and start the timer every time you take a rest to make sure that you stay on task.
Just Keep Moving
I know, it seems pretty simple, and that’s probably because it is. When you keep moving rather than sitting idly, say turning the TV channels, you are actually burning calories and getting things done. Crazy stuff right there. Don’t be afraid to get out there and move.
HIT (High Intensity Training)
HIT has become all the rage lately in health and exercise news. Exercises like Tabata routines get you working out in short little doses, but yet you are getting incredibly effective results in being able to burn more fat and lose more weight.
Have a backup plan
It’s easy to have a plan, get to the gym, and find out that the machines you planned to use are all taken. Don’t let this be you. Especially if you are going to the gym during busy hours, make sure that you have a backup plan just in case this very type of thing happens.