Do you have 30 minutes to spare? Well good, that’s all you need! It’s definitely possible to only do a few workouts a week and still receive an extremely-effective workout.
1. W A T E R. Drink as much water as possible throughout the day. Many times people believe that they can just drink want right before exercising but it actually takes a couple of hours for your body to absorb water. Make it your habit.
2. L I M I T. Limit your workouts to 30-40 minutes. People who really want to get a lot out of their workouts believe that they have to spend a lot of time at the gym but the truth is that after 30 or 40 minutes, the benefit isn’t all that great. To go longer than 40 minutes, you have to lower the intensity of your workout. It’s better to work out at a higher intensity for a shorter time period.
3. I N T E N S I T Y. High-intensity workouts. If you’re just starting out with exercise, it’s best to take it slow. If you’re running or cycling, for example, build up your endurance for at least a month before you get into anything more intense. Going at a rate where you can easily talk without being out of breath. However, once you have that base of endurance, step up the intensity to step up the effectiveness of the workout.
4. L I F T I N G. Slow lifting. Many people contract their muscles slowly and then release more quickly. But if you lift slowly in both directions, you are maximizing each move. Lift and lower to a 5-second count in each direction.
5. C A R B S. I know, I know.. No carbs this, count your carbs that…but in all honesty, carbs are our body’s main source of fuel. You need carbs, especially if you do intense workouts or you won’t have enough energy.