You don’t need to spend all of your life-force on your fat loss pursuits to get that line of definition on the back of your arms that makes wearing a tank top feel more awesome.
I'm going to show you how.
With the right strategies, you can reach your fitness goals and still live your life.
In this post I'll show you how to cut down gym time for better results. I’ll give you tactics you can start implementing today to minimize your gym time, get as sexy as you wanna be, and have time for the rest of your life.
You don’t need to lift everyday, fortunately
In fact, I wrote an entire other blog post on why 3 or 4 days of lifting is usually optimal. Check it out here: How Many Times A Week Should I Workout?
TL;DR 3 or 4 days per week of lifting is best because you give your body time to recover. You can hit your gym sessions with more intensity because of this rest time.
Get in. Work hard. Get out.
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Use 80% of gym time for the bang-for-your-buck exercises. Do just 5 or 6 exercises per session. Hit the important exercises and hit them hard.
Your workout should revolve around the 5 fundamental movements (Push, Pull, Squat, Hinge, Carry).
These movements win because they’re efficient.
You can work more muscle groups in less time. Furthermore, because many muscles are working together, you can hit each muscle harder than you could with an isolation exercise like a bicep curl.
A boat with many rowers is more powerful than a boat with one rower.
The result is a greater training effect in less time with less exercises. Yeah Buddy!
If you absolutely need to throw in some curls or whatever, set a timer for 15 minutes at the end of your session. This is your cut off time. After that timer goes off, you’re done! Get out of the gym and go have a few laughs with some friends.
Stop doing cardio if it makes you associate the gym with masochism.
Cardio can be great. Some people love it. I don't understand this, but to each their own. That said, if it ain’t doing anything for you, scrap it.
Use that time and energy for something that’s important to you--something you feel like you never have enough time for, like cooking healthy meals or spending time with your family.