Maximise your time at the gym

Most of us work a full time job, which means our gym sessions are generally restricted to specific early morning, lunch time or after work slots movie Rosetta. So really, there’s not a lot of time to sit there thinking about what exercises you want to focus on that day or what machines you want to tackle. If you’re short on time, it’s important that you go in there with a plan so that you can make the most of your workout.

Here are four simple ways you can help maximise your time at the gym:

  1. If you go to gym during your lunch break or after work, get dressed into your gym clothes before you leave the office. This will save you valuable time when you get there.
  2. Decide on your exercise regime and how much time you’re going to spend on it before you get there. For example, if you only have 40 minutes, then you can do 20 minutes on the stationary bike, followed by 10 minutes of lunges and squats and end it with ten minutes of weight training.
  3. If you’re new to gym, then you’re more likely to stand around wondering what’s going on and how everything works. In cases like this, you can really benefit from booking a few sessions with a personal trainer. They’ll show you what you should be focusing on and they’ll devise a programme that suits you and the time frame you have to work with. This way, you also save time by avoiding exercises that might not help you reach your goal. They’ll also show you how to safely begin using the equipment at the gym, thereby reducing your risk of injury and muscular strain.
  4. If the machine or weights you want to use are being used by someone else, then don’t just  stand around while you wait for them to finish. This is the perfect opportunity to do reps of lunges, squats, jumping rope and crunches. By plugging gaps like this, you’re also ensuring that you get your heart rate up and keep it up until you’ve finished your workout.
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