Monday, November 10, 2014

How to: Make the Most of Your Workout

When life gets busy it gets harder and harder to find the time for a good workout. This forces us to often skip out on going to the gym and before we know it, we haven’t worked out in over a week. We often forget that stressful times are actually the best time to be active for it helps us relieve that stress and boost our motivation. Here are a few tips on how to make the most out of your time at gym, so you can gain all the benefits from a quick and effective workout:

Pack your gym bag the night before so there are no excuses in the morning. In order to not lose time wondering in the gym create a workout plan so you know exactly what you will be doing before you open the gym doors.

By putting your cellphone on “do not disturb” mode you can allow yourself to spend that 30-45 mins in the gym focused entirely on yourself. We waste so much time on our cell phones and there’s no reason for letting emails or texts get in the way of a great workout.

Combine your strength training and cardio workout to get the most effective fat burn. This can be done by alternating between strengths moves (dumbbell curl) and cardio moves (high knees) with little rest in between.  This can help firm and sculpt your muscle, while burning 30% more calories than a regular workout.

Although you might be tempted to skip this step due to limited time, a good stretch after working out isn’t just essential for you physically but also mentally. Allow yourself to relax and prepare for your next endeavor.

Get out there! :) 

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