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10 ways to make your gym time more productive

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If you are not getting the results you want, maybe it's time to re-evaluate how you spend your time in the gym. Here are 10 tips to make your workouts more productive:

 

Find a gym partner who is as motivated as you are!

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Having a motivating gym partner can be the difference between a good workout and a great workout. If your gym partner is distracting you between sets with what they got up to last night, as opposed to asking you how many reps you want to achieve in your next set, your workouts will suffer.

No texting

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Nobody is that busy or in demand they have to text when they should be working out. If you’re able to text between sets you’re not exercising hard enough, simple.

Time your rests

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Timing your rests between sets is key to getting results. If you’re guessing, or just waiting until you feel recovered, you’ll find your rests get progressively longer. Long rests = lowered intensity. Set a time you want to rest between sets and stick to it.

Less talking

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The gym is an easy place to get into a conversation with someone about the upcoming football match or the weekend plans. If you’re truly there to get results, you’ll try to keep conversation to a minimum.

Perform supersets

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Performing two or more exercises back to back is a great way to increase how much exercise you do within your workout. Less rests means more exercise and better results.

Have a plan and stick to it

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Walking into the gym not knowing what you’re going to do is just asking for a poor workout. Pre-plan your routine, and stick to it. 

Keep your workouts to 60 minutes or under

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After a warm up, you shouldn’t need to be in the gym more than an hour. If you are exercising for more than an hour, you’re either doing too much or not training with enough intensity. 

Train when it isn’t busy

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Easier for some more than others, but if you can get to the gym when there are less people, your workout will run smoother. Train in the morning if you have too. Don’t have time? Set your alarm a little earlier.

Use an IPod if you train on your own

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Nothing says “I’m here to exercise and not to chat” more than wearing a pair of headphones. If you don’t want to be distracted, grab your iPod and create a playlist of your favourite motivational songs - they’ll help you get through your workout a little easier.

Results are determined by your intensity

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Ultimately, less productive workouts mean less intensity. The results you get are partly determined by how hard you exercise. If you walk out of the gym looking the same as you walked in, don’t expect to see much change physically, or with your fitness levels.

Need help making your workouts more productive? Speak to one of our gym team, they can help you create the perfect plan to get the most out of your gym time and reach your goals.

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