"The takeaway of both studies is that it is best, if you wish to perform high-intensity interval training, to stick to what is well documented as effective: a few sessions per week of 30- or 60-second intervals so strenuous you moan, followed by a minute or so of blessed recovery, and a painful repetition or four. Done correctly, such sessions, in my experience, get you out of the gym quickly and inspire truly inventive cursing."
— How to Get Git in a Few Minutes a Week
"…if you’re excited about your workout (no matter what your favorite activity is), and you can look forward to it because you can’t wait to work at bettering your best, then exercise starts to feel less like a chore that you have to coax yourself into completing and more like a party that you can’t wait to get started."
— Swerve Cycling: My Best Ride Yet (via theactivetimes)
(Source: theactivetimes.com, via theactivetimes)
One of the most important parts of making the most of your time at the gym is going in with a plan, but what if you’re not sure how to make one? At the end of the day, no type of exercise is a “waste of time,” but performing the same workout every day is a common reason why many exercisers fail to achieve the results they’re aiming for. Maybe you only feel comfortable with one piece of equipment or you’re unsure about weight-lifting exercises. Learning new exercises and workouts (whether that be through working with a personal trainer or taking a few new exercise classes) is one of the best investments you can make towards making the most of your time at the gym.
8 Ways Your Wasting Time At The Gym