If you’re a busy professional and your life is full-on with balancing your work, family, and personal life, it’s hard to get in the best shape of your life. To beat this challenge, you’ll want to maximise your time in the gym by being as productive as you can. Well, here’s five tips on how to get the most out of your precious time:
- Have a training program for when you walk into the gym – you’ll know what needs to be done for you to accomplish your goal, so you don’t waste time wandering around.
- Ignore work emails or messages. Put your phone on airplane mode once you’ve downloaded your music, unless you’re expecting an emergency call.
- Warm up with the appropriate weights and exercycles for what you’re intending to do. Say you’re about to squat: warm up with a barbell and incrementally increase your weight on other warm up sets by 15-30% until your max working weight has been reached.
- If you’re about to do weight training, don’t spent 30 minutes warming up on the treadmill – you want to use the right movement patterns for specific exercises. And vice versa, sprinters or runners would never warm up by doing heavy squats or pull-ups.
- If your gym is super busy and you’re training at peak hours, meaning all the equipment is taken, ask someone to join in. Or, if you don’t want any interaction, grab a pair of dumbbells and possibly a bench so you can perform supersets.
I could add more to this list, but these are an amazing start. You’ll start seeing some great results when these five tips are implemented.
If you’re working with an in-person or online trainer, ask them how to navigate the gym when you’re training by yourself. My online clients always know what do.