When it comes to planning your workout, the duration probably isn't the first thing on your mind. Like many people you may have a rough time limit in your mind of when you want to be leaving the gym, which is usually anywhere between 45 and 90 minutes.
But do shorter workouts actually have the potential to be more effective in terms of fitness and strength gains?
Fall is my favorite season, but the change in weather and daylight can throw your health and fitness routine out the window. Don't let the cooler season get the best of you. Lazy days of Summer are behind us and the busy hustle and bustle of Fall is here! Between work, the holidays, grocery shopping, errands, etc., it's easy to push exercise to the bottom of the list. It should be just as much a priority as any other appointment you have. Put exercise on the calendar!
General Warm Up: Get up and get moving! Especially if you’ve been sitting for awhile you’ll want to loosen up the body by doing a general (non specific to the main activity) warm up. This could include walking or jogging, biking, jump roping or other exercise to get your heart pumping and blood flowing.
This week we’ll complete a circuit of exercises, resting between each exercise, and then repeat the circuit 4 more times. Use the same weight for all exercises. You can use any number of pieces of equipment – a barbell, dumbbells, kettlebell, sandbell, sandbag or medicine ball for your weight. No other equipment is necessary!