Whether you're a gym buff or new at working out, it's important that you know how you can make the most of your time. Even if you've already been working out for some time, you may still want to know how you can maximize your workout and still have more time for family and friends.
Here are some tips shared by Freeletics' training specialist, David Wiener:
Start Your Workout Early
Gyms are typically quieter during the morning. This means that there are less people working out at the same time. If you use equipment, this means that you won't have to wait around for the equipment to be available for you to use.
In order to use your time at the gym wisely, you need to make sure that you have a plan. If you arrive with no plan, you'll likely end up thinking of what you should be doing next. But if you already know how to do your workout beforehand, you can reduce the time you need to stand around and wonder what to do. In the process, you also improve your workout quality.
Have a Back Up Plan
If you are unable to workout earlier, it is recommended that you have a back up plan. When you go to the gym during peak hours, there is no guarantee that the equipment you wish to use will be free. This is why it is a good practice to have a back up plan while you wait.
Get Rid of Distractions
Another way you can make the most out of your exercise is to get rid of the things that distract you. If you find that you exercise more efficiently alone, then do it. But if you are the type of person that works out better with a companion, make sure that you have the right friend with you.
HIIT, or High Intensity Interval Training, has been known as a great way to save time in the gym yet still have short, sharp and effective workouts. If you find that the workout routine you do is not working for you, it may be time to try out other things. HIIT is just one option that will be great for you if you do not have a lot of time to workout.
When you manage your time at the gym better, you'll have more motivation to exercise. And this can add to your success.