Training when you're low on time
While it would be wonderful to train wherever you want for as long as you want every day of the week, that's a fantasy for most of us, unfortunately. Life gets in the way of exercise sometimes, plain and simple. But on the days you don't have much time to train or simply can't make it to the gym, we've got you covered.
If you don't have enough time for your regularly scheduled workout, try pairing exercises together into supersets, which are two exercises performed back-to-back without rest, or turn your entire training session into a circuit. You may have to drop the weight a little, but these techniques will allow you to perform a significant amount of work in a limited amount of time. Depending on how much time you have, you might just perform 1-2 rounds of your circuit, but that's better than nothing!
If necessary, you can always shave a set from each exercise or cut an exercise entirely to save time on tight days. If you go this route, try not to cut any of the main exercises—usually a compound lift like the bench press, squat, or deadlift—from your session. Today's biggest must-do exercise is the front squat. Then, trim from the later isolation work. Today's isolation work would be things like leg extensions and calf raises.
If you can't get to the gym at all on any given day, don't give up hope! Just get creative and try one of these at-home workouts:
Sometimes, the time and space you have for a workout are very limited. When you're in a bind, utilize one of these hardcore no-gym-required workouts! They're quick, intense, and don't require much room.
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