Tuesday, February 22, 2011

4 Reasons to Keep Exercise Short & Sweet


There is nothing like completing a three-hour marathon workout to make you feel like you’ve just conquered the world, but it takes regular exercise to get your body in good shape. So, realistically, who has THAT kind of time?
The good news is that you can still make incredible progress in less time than you think. Need a little more convincing? Read on to get a few reasons why a short routine may be the best way to get and stay strong.

It's Easier to Maintain

The thought of a prolonged workout may be intriguing at first, but getting to the gym the third and fourth time for an equally long workout won't be easy. Nothing is as easy the second or third time - especially if it involves draining yourself of all energy with hours of nonstop exercise. Do yourself a favor by going for the short, the sweet, the manageable.


It Fits in Your Schedule

Along with a short routine being easier to maintain, it also fits into your schedule with greater ease. This means that while you may think you've not got time in your busy day to squeeze in a trip to the gym, you actually do. On those days when it seems impossible to hit the gym, it's much easier to make it happen if your routine only requires 20 or 30 minutes, compared to some of the more time-intensive workouts.


It Gives You Variety

Short routines may seem stifling on your creativity. But if done right, they can provide a great amount of variety in your routine. Shoot for four exercises during each session and choose different ones every day. Go for two arm and two leg exercises one day, one arm, two legs, and an abdominal exercise the next. Keep things switched up by tossing in an all-aerobic day or a full body workout in the pool.

It Helps You Focus

One of the big problems of staying in the gym for too long is the ease with which you can lose your focus. You may have shown up with grand plans, but two hours into it, you realize you've been standing around shooting the bull more than you've been working out. By sticking to a short routine, you know exactly where you're going from your first step into the weight room to the final lap in the pool, ensuring your body gets a workout throughout your time at the gym.


If you want help in designing a program for yourself, be sure to visit my Team at Muscle Mechanics. They have special 30-minute “Quick-Fit” Programs that will leave you amazed at all you can do in such little time! : )


Until then - Live Life Well,


John Aaron Villarreal
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