13 Feb How To Get Maximum Benefits From A Short Workout
I know you are busy. Everyone is busy this time of year. The holidays are over and we are all in work mode. But however busy you get, don’t forget to make your health a priority.
Working out and eating right should not feel like a hassle. There are ways to make food prep and workouts more time efficient.
You may be thinking there is no way a short workout can do much for your body. I am here to tell you short workouts can be very effective! Workout programs like the 25 Days of MFit are proof that 15-minute workouts can help you reach your goals. Keep reading for my tips on how to get the most out of your short workout.
If you are in a time crunch, interval training is your best friend. Interval training is how I make a resistance training workouts double as cardio on MFit. Timed intervals and rep-based circuits with minimal rest will keep your heart rate up and challenge your muscles. Four sets of squats may take you 10 minutes in a normal workout, but when put in a circuit, you can complete those squats plus several other exercises in the same amount of time. Exercising multiple muscle groups in a workout will also make resistance training feel like cardio.
If you are short on time at the gym, start your workout with resistance training. You may feel a quick cardio session would help you burn more calories. But, if you start with strength training, you will not only burn calories but build muscle too! A workout that challenges multiple parts of your fitness is key for making a quick workout routine more effective.
Lastly, do not skip your warm-up. It can be very tempting to skip a warm-up if you only have 30-minues at the gym, but don’t give in to temptation. You can make your warm-up more effective by doing a yoga-based stretch and activation routine like I do in the MFit HIIT & Burn workouts. If your warm-up feels like it is apart of your workout, you will probably feel like it is worth your time. Warm-ups don’t have to be easy; in fact they should not be easy. However, waking up your muscles with a warm-up is a must if you want to have an effective workout.