Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Your Workout

Exercise BikeYou’ve got a lot on your plate and if you’ve made time for a workout, you’re already on the right track, but what if there were ways to get more out of your workout without spending more time? Making a few adjustments to your workout can help you use your time more efficiently and get better results.

Here are a few tips to get you started.

Switch To Interval Training For Your Cardio Workout

Cardio is important, but not everyone has time to run for miles every day. Consider switching to interval training. Interval training workouts alternate between bursts of very intense activity and calmer restful activities. For example, you could alternate between sprinting as fast as you can for 1 minute and switch to jogging for 2 minutes.

Interval workouts come with many benefits. They burn more calories in less time, they help you challenge yourself, they help your body burn more calories and fat for hours after your workout, and they improve your cardiovascular fitness.

Choose Exercises That Do Double Duty

Cardio is important, but there is also a lot of value in making time for strength training and bodyweight exercises. To get the most out of your workout, focus on exercises that do double duty. For example, lunges are a great workout for your legs, but if you add a pair of dumbbells, you can do bicep curls while lunging to strengthen your arms at the same time.

Burpees are another great exercise for those who want to get a lot done in a short amount of time. Burpees engage your arms, legs, abs, and shoulders so you strengthen your whole body.

When You’re Rushed For Time Focus On Your Core

If you only have a very limited amount of time for your workout, focus on exercises like planks that engage your core. Almost all exercises that work your core will also strengthen your arms, back, and legs.

Make the most of the time you have with the tips above. For more help looking and feeling your very best, schedule a consultation with Dr. Rosenthal.