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4 Ways to Maximize Your Gym Time

Follow these steps to maximize your gym time.

1. Your Workout Program. Design your workouts so they are effective and efficient.  Unless you are training for a bodybuilding competition or an endurance event, there is no reason to spend 2 or more hours in a gym every day.  If you are weight training, choose 3-, 4- or 5- day splits, and factor in 3 – 5 cardio sessions each week.

2. Your Workout Structure. On days where you are more strapped for time, superset.  For instance, if you are working your chest and back, instead of completing 4 sets of a chest exercise with a rest period in between each set, then doing the same with a back exercise, superset the moves.  Perform one set of the chest exercise immediately followed by one set of the back exercise and then rest before repeating it three more times.

3. Train for Your Goals. Understand the exercise you are performing and the effect it will have on your body.  If you want to lose fat, performing slow steady cardio on a treadmill isn’t as effective as interval training.

4. Quit Chatting. If you are serious about reaching your goals, then stop talking with others and turn off your phones.  Keep moving through your workout without getting distracted.



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