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4 Ways to Maximize Your Gym Time

Our time is valuable and we want to be as productive as we can when at work and in the gym. Follow these 4 ways 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.

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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.

To get the most out of every workout, work with a personal trainer to design a program that is specific to your goals. Complement this with personalized meal planning and you will be amazed at your success!