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Do you really make the most of your time in the gym, or do you flit from one piece of equipment to the next, not really sure what to do? You can save time and get a better workout by following a set plan and ramping up your workout intensity.
If someone tells you that they train for an hour a day, you might think that they’re a seriously dedicated gym-goer whose hard work has led them to achieve phenomenal levels of fitness that you can never hope to rival. However, this probably isn’t the case.

While many people who claim to spend hours in the gym every week most likely do go to the gym for several hours every week, chances are they aren’t training properly for the vast majority of the time they spend there. Likewise, if you find yourself getting bored in the gym, doing a bit of this and a bit of that, but not really ever being sure what you should be doing, and finishing your session not feeling exhausted but invigorated at the same time, you need to look at what you’re spending your gym time doing.

Getting results in the gym certainly isn’t about how long you spend in there. It’s quite easy to complete a two hour workout that consists of some treadmill walking, a bit of time on the bike or elliptical, then the odd weight machine for a few sets of 10 repetitions and finishes off with some core work and stretching.

You probably feel a sense of accomplishment for what you’ve done, and there’s no doubt that a workout like this is far more productive and beneficial for your health than sitting on the couch for two hours, but even so, you’re wasting your gym time if this is all you do. That's because the best workouts are targeted and tailored to allow you to reach your personal fitness goals in the most effective way possible.

What if you could get even better results than most of those folks who say they spend hours a day working out with just 30 to 45 minutes in the gym, two or three times per week?

This isn’t one of those gimmicky adverts or infomercials that promises results without putting in minimal effort, and spending as little time possible training, but you can get fantastic fat loss, fitness, strength and muscle gain from cutting down your gym time and focusing one hundred percent.

Making the most of your time at the gym certainly won’t be easy – the workouts will be hard, they will leave you out of breath and make your muscles ache, but the results are worth it.

The key to optimizing your time in the gym is to have a set plan in place. The vast majority of people step in the gym not really knowing what they’re going to do. Already, they’ve wasted 10 minutes of their training time trying to decide what equipment to use and what exercises to perform, and most of the time, they won’t put maximum intensity in either.

Regardless of your goals, you should be going all out and training hard on everything you do. If you’re training for weight loss, you might think that you don’t need to push hard with weight training, and if you’re training for muscle gain or strength, you may potentially relax when doing cardio, or avoid it altogether. That’s not the attitude that will get you the best results though.

Dedicate yourself to a tough 30 to 45 minute workout, two to three times a week, and prepare yourself for the best results you’ve ever had.
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