What to do if you’re pressed for time
My plan the other day was to go to the gym to run and strength train.
Problem: my parents are visiting and, long story short, my dad would’ve had to wait 1-2 hours at the gym.
Solution: combine cardio and strength training for some circuit training!
That was the routine I did. It took 30 minutes and I burned 404 calories. Woo!
This particular workout doesn’t have a whole lot of moves that combine different muscle groups but those kinds of exercises burn the most calories and save a lot of time.
For example: A squat can be combined with a bicep curl and a shoulder press. This way you’re working your whole body with technically only move. How much time is saved by doing this one move for 12 reps instead of each individual move resulting in a total of 36 reps. Your whole body is working harder due to the weights and the continual movements as well so you’re burning more calories.
Sounds good to me!
Adding in spurts of cardio every now and then also helps to elevate your HR so you get an even better workout.
The routine can even be modified for whatever level a person is whether they be beginner, moderate, or advanced. All you need to do is increase or decrease the amount of effort you put into it.
Choose the resistance band appropriate to your level and dumbbells that are the right weight for you.
*DISCLAIMER: I will not be held responsible for any injuries that may occur while trying the exercises found on my blog. Always consult your doctor before trying a new kind of exercise. Always always always listen to your body and stop if you feel pain. Injuries are no fun.*