Fitting exercise into your busy schedule is difficult, whether it’s time or motivation you lack. So how can you fight those workout woes? Take a look at these 10 tips for making your sweat sesh a bit easier.
Multitask On The Stationary Bike
While multitasking in the gym is usually not beneficial, there’s one exception: the stationary bike. A study done by the University of Florida found that participants improved their speed on the bike while doing a thought required activity, like reading.
Wash Your Sports Bra In The Shower
To save time and get ready for your next workout, hand wash your sports bra while you’re showering after exercise. This also keeps the shape (and support) of your sports bra intact.
Stop “Praying” During Planks
The plank is one of the best moves you can do to improve posture. However, clasping your hands together in “prayer mode” causes your back to round, resulting in the opposite of your desired effect. Lay hands flat on the ground in front of you instead.
Drink More Water
Drinking water energizes you, which makes you more willing to exercise. A recent study has also shown that participants who drank 8 to 12 glasses a day burned more fat than those who only consumed four.
Do Some Sprints
Good news: you don’t have to run an hour each day to see results. Sprinting at 30-second intervals four times each workout is just as effective. The better news? Sprinting burns fat while increasing muscle.
Don’t Settle For Routine
Performing the same exercise each day is not the best way to get results. It will lead to a fitness plateau, keep your muscles from being able to repair themselves, and cause you to get bored quickly. So mix it up.
Eat A Snack
Tough workouts leave you feeling like you’re starving, but the last thing you want to do after busting it in the gym is pig out. To help prevent this, eat a healthy, high-protein snack before you exercise (perhaps boiled eggs).
Take A Friend
Having a friend to workout with not only keeps you motivated, it also keeps you from getting bored while you exercise. Socialize and get fit at the same time!
Find Your Best Time
You’re more likely to exercise if you find a time when you’re energized. If you’re a morning person, get in your workout before you start your day. Or maybe you like to use exercise to relieve the stress of your day. Find what works for you.
Find ways to fit exercise in when you don’t have time for a whole gym session. For example, jog up and down the stairs at work on your lunch break.
We hope these tips help you meet your goals. To learn more getting the most out of your workout, contact personal trainer Ralph Roberts today.
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