3 tips to maximize your fitness routine

We all know how important it is to stay active and fit, but with our busy lives juggling work, family, and everything in between, finding the time to exercise can be a real challenge. That’s why we’re here to help you make the most of your workouts, even when time is tight.

3 Tips

  • Train Smart: When you’re short on time and unsure of what to do, focus on compound movements that work multiple muscle groups at once. This way, you can get a full-body workout in less time. If you’re working legs, you could do three separate exercises to work your hamstrings, glutes and calves, or you could do just 1 exercise like deadlifts or squats. Compound exercises like squats, lunges, pull-ups, bench presses, or military presses are great for maximizing your workout. These exercises work multiple muscle groups at once, giving you more bang for your buck.
  • Make the Most of Your Time: Superset your workouts to maximize your time. If you have goals of being an elite body builder this may not be best for you but if you want to look like you can still handle yourself and you want to enjoy life outside the gym this is a great strategy. This way, while one muscle group rests, another is working, making your workout more efficient. Pairing exercises like squats and assisted chin-ups, RDL’s and dumbbell bench presses, or reverse step lunges and dumbbell rows can help you work different muscle groups simultaneously, making your workout more efficient.
  • Get Creative with Your Cardio: You don’t have to be stuck on a treadmill to get your cardio in. Find activities you enjoy outside of the gym, like power walks, evening bike rides, hikes, or skiing. This way, you can stay active while enjoying the great outdoors.

Look, it’s always fun imagining that we have endless time to work on our fitness, but the reality is life is about experiencing awesome things, not spending all of our time in the gym. Incorporating these tips into your fitness routine can help you make the most of your workouts, even with a busy schedule. Remember, consistency is key, so find a routine that works for you and stick with it. Here’s to your health and fitness journey!