10 Ways to Keep Your Gym Workouts Under 30 Minutes
“Getting a workout in 30 minutes and walking away satisfied with the work you've done is a function of having a plan and increasing the intensity of the work you do during the time you have,” says Jeana Anderson Cohen, an ACE certified personal trainer and founder of aSweatLife.com. Essentially, it’s all about heading to the gym with a well-thought-out plan and working at a higher level of intensity.
But just because you’re cutting down on time, doesn’t mean you can skimp on safety. “Since you are going to be in the zone and moving quickly, make sure that you aren't doing exercises that are very dangerous,” says certified personal trainer and strength and conditioning coach Henry Halse. “Your heart will be racing and you will be breathing hard, this is not the time to work on your deadlift technique because you will not be able to focus very well. Save those big exercises for when you have more time.”
And another piece of advice that will increase not only the safety, but also the effectiveness of your short and sweet sweat sessions: don’t skip the warm-up.
“While we may be tempted to skip it, warming our muscles and joints is critical to improving performance and limiting injury,” explains Arial Friedman, a New York City based personal trainer and creator of GrooveAnywhere.com.”
Once you’ve got these fundamentals in check, you’ll be ready to get in and out of the gym faster than you can say “But I don’t have enough time.” OK, maybe not that quickly. But with the following expert tips, you'll certainly learn how to keep your gym time under 30 minutes.