How to Get the Most From Your Workout (Even if You Don’t Have Long) 

Creating a workout routine and religiously sticking to it is what most people struggle with—but once you’ve overcome the initial hiccups and have fallen into a good routine, it becomes easier to stick with your workout routine. However, not seeing any results for all the hours you spend at the gym each week can be a little bit of a let down, especially if you’re working a full time job and barely get any time to relax.

That’s why it’s important to do everything you can to speed up your end goal, which will help you achieve your fitness goals in a shorter span of time. In this blog, we’re going to give you a quick and simple walkthrough of everything you can do (apart from hitting the gym) to make the most of your workout routine. Let’s get started, shall we?

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1. Supplements are a necessity

As you grow older, it’s important to understand that your body is going to need additional supplements to help your cells heal and replenish themselves every day. While you’re younger, supplements aren’t really necessary since your body is young and your metabolism works better. But as you age and cross 25, it’s best to give your body the supplements it needs for it to function optimally.

This doesn’t mean that you need to take every single supplement there is in the market (we strongly recommend that you don’t) but only the ones which are particularly necessary for your body type. For instance, you can take a pre workout quiz by Cellucor to understand more about your body type and what kind of supplements you need for the specific workout routine you’re sticking to.

However, be sure to also run this by your dietician, since they’ll be able to weigh in on what kind of supplements will suit you best, based on your current diet and lifestyle.

2. Invest in a good pre-workout

When you’re trying to fit in a quick workout session between dropping your kids off at school and running all the household errands, those 45-60 minutes (if not even lesser) that you get to workout is going to be a game changer if used effectively. It’s not easy to live a healthy, fit lifestyle while also running a family, which is why it’s important to make sure that you’re making every minute of your workout session count.

One of the best ways to do this is to invest in a good pre workout energy drink. Not only will this help you see better results faster, but will also help you get that quick boost of energy when starting your short workout session.

This is especially useful if you’re someone who works out first thing in the morning—all you need to do is have your pre-workout drink 15 minutes before you start working out and you’ll notice an instant change in your energy levels, helping you make the most of your limited time at the gym.

It’s also a great alternative to caffeine and other sugary drinks which many people rely on for getting the energy they need to workout. However, some pre-workouts do have caffeine in them—so if you want to avoid caffeine completely, make sure to use a good non-stimulating pre-workout.

3. Get a good trainer

At least during the initial days of your fitness journey, it helps to have an experienced trainer help you hit the targets you need. When I first started going to the gym, I stuck to the elliptical machines and stationary bikes as those were what I knew how to use. After several months, I got bored of that and went for a training session. It was so helpful to talk to the trainer about my goals (hiking the West Coast Trail!) and how to train for that. She showed me around the gym and gave me a workout routine to follow.

Having a personal trainer also means that you’ll automatically be more accountable and never skip a day, since you have someone keeping track of your workouts. There’s nothing like having someone checking up on you to make you actually show up and do it! You may give yourself excuses for why you couldn’t workout, but you’re less likely to give those excuses to your personal trainer.

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Having a trainer monitor your workout sessions also helps you focus on the main exercises that are needed for your body type—whether it’s strengthening all your core muscles or only exercising certain muscles during each session.

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