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Going to the gym with a clear workout routine planned out is much better than wondering what exercise should be next. The ladder is very discouraging and can create the misconception that you’ve done enough. Having a plan saves you time. Block off a certain time of the day for a quick workout the same way you’d do if you had a job interview. If your goal is not related to your fitness levels, use that time to research on what you need to be prepared for. Set yourself up for success.