Now there are no shortcuts when it comes to getting fit and staying fit. To get a lean toned body, you need to be consistent and willing to work hard. However, sometimes life get’s a little hectic, the to-do list piles up and all of a sudden you have missed an entire week of hitting the gym. We have all been there, including me. However, there are a few things you can add into your daily routine, which can help you stay fit, for when life gets a little busy. Here are 3 of my favourite fitness shortcuts for when you are short on time.
1. Introduce the 10-minute workout
If going and completing a full gym workout is proving to be a little hard, then introduce a quick ten-minute workout to your day. Everybody can find a spare ten minutes, even if it’s in your lunch break. It’s really amazing how many calories you can burn in a short space of time. In order to torch calories and get your body into fat burning mode, you need to get the heart rate right up. This style of training can also be called interval training or more widely known as HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training). So dedicate to ten minutes, but give it absolutely all you have got. I have a great ten-minute fat blasting workout program that you can get here.
2. Sneak in more cardio
You don’t need to go for an hour run to get cardio into your day. Look at ways you can add small amounts of cardio in, that will add up over time. Park your car further away in the parking lot, take the stairs instead of the elevator, and get up and walk around when you are talking on your phone. These are all small changes you can add into your daily routine, so that whilst they may not feel like much, they are a great way to burn more calories, without committing to hours on the treadmill.
3. Do super sets
One of the best ways to maximize your time for optimal results, is start incorporating supersets into your weight training. To do a superset, you pick a muscle group you want to target, and then do a few different exercises for that muscle group, with no rest in between. For example, if you wanted to work legs, you could do deadlifts, weighted squats and weighted walking lunges. Once you have gone through that one round of exercises, repeat a few times. Not only do supersets cut your workout time right down, they also keep intensity levels high, helping you burn more calories and fat off the body.
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