Wouldn’t it be great to have two hours each day for working out? Unfortunately, life and it’s accompanying responsibilities have a tendency to interfere. The solution to the problem lies in your ability to multitask, whilst favoring quality over quantity.
The Multitask Workout
Training a number of muscle groups simultaneously is a hot trend in fitness! Examples include lunging while performing bicep curls and squats while performing rows. Multitasking also burns a few more calories than isolating muscle groups. Exercises like lunges with biceps curls and squats with overhead presses get the job done.
Add some strength to your aerobic session by increasing the resistance on the machines, and/or adding some hill cycles. When you have to choose between cardio and strength-training, aerobic equipment like the elliptical and the rowing machine work your upper and lower body simultaneously. Circuit training is another option. It starts with a cardio warm-up. Then, a series of strength training exercises are performed, that are interspersed with periods of cardio. This is a great way to get your strength and cardio.
Up the Aerobic Intensity
Although some sports medicine experts believe that long duration, low intensity cardiovascular exercise is the best way to burn fat, if you don’t have enough time for a long workout, you will need to burn as many calories as possible in a short time frame. Whilst it may be difficult to do your entire cardio workout at a high intensity, interval training will allow you to elevate your heart rate for brief interludes, and burn more calories.
Perform Aerobic Exercise Before Strength Training
For one to three hours after your aerobic workout, your metabolic rate will be elevated. Take advantage of this by doing your strength training workout after your cardio. That way, you’ll continue to burn calories at an accelerated pace, even if you have to shorten your cardio session.
Pilates provides “strength with length,” which means that it facilitates muscle strengthening and stretching simultaneously. Since the core muscles are used in every single exercise, a Pilates workout will shorten the amount of time you spend on your abdominal routine. The precision involved in the method means that you get the movements right the first time. Working with one of our Clinical Pilates specialists does an even better job of maximizing your time.
Get On the Balance Equipment
By performing some of your exercises on the ball, bosu or wobble board, you can integrate strength and balance into one workout. Since balance exercise engages your deep core muscles, that’s less time you need to spend on an isolated ab routine.
Work With a Personal Trainer
By assuring that you perform your workout in meticulous form, our personal trainers will never let you waste your time during your workout.
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