Workouts taking too long: Read this

Are your workouts taking up too much of your precious time.

Is that what was meant to add to your life , now ditracting from it ?

Read below for my ten strategies to get more done in less time.

  1. EMOM training( every minute on the minute training).Pick 1 or 2 excercises for eg-10 pushups,10 squats . Do it and rest the rest of the minute. When the minute starts restart.
  2. Ladder training- Start with 1 rep of an excercise ,then 2 all the way upto 10. You could then come back down the ladder from 10-1. For eg-do this with burpees.
  3. Hill training-Yes !Training running intervals or sprints up a hill is amazing. Do 10 of these and in between walk down the hill. You will be done before you know it and the benefits are amazing.
  4. Rest pause training- Do a set of for eg pullups- get maybe 6 reps,rest for 15 seconds do another 3 . Rest again and do another 2. This form of training is very time efficient and great for strength training.
  5. Tabata intervals- Set a timer for 20 seconds of work and 10 seconds of rest. Repeat 8 times. Total time 4 minutes. For this to work you need to be going 100% in your 20 sec.
  6. Compound excercise selection-choose excercises that tax many muscles at once- for strength -squats/deadlifts/pullups/dips for example. Spending time on these quality excercises instead of on the leg extension machine is a much more productive use of your time.
  7. Bodyweight training-Short on time-well you can always do burpees,pushups,squats without the need for any equipment.
  8. Get a timer-time your rest intervals- and shorten the amount of rest as you go along. This will do wonders for your cardiovascular system.
  9. Have a plan-make a rough plan for what you need to accomplish that day- thinking about what you need to do before training.
  10. Get a home gym if you can-Best investment of my life-no more time wasted driving to the gym and waiting to use equipment. You can workout whenever you like. It doesnt have to be fancy . My basics would be a pull-up and dip bar -thats it!

I hope this helps for all you busy people out there.

Phil.

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