We are all faced with the fact that there just aren’t enough hours in the day. So when it comes to squeezing a workout in, you want to make the best of your time. Here are a few suggestions about how to do just that…
1. Jump Rope: Holy cow! Anyone ever try this before… of course you have. I bet the last time was as a kid though. Jumping rope is a great exercise to do in a short amount of time. It gets your heart rate up fast. If you don’t believe me, go ahead, try to jump rope for at least 2 minutes, see how you do. You can alternate jumping rope with doing push-ups or crunches, super-setting your exercise!
2. Lift heavier weights: No, you will not get bulky if you lift heavy weights. You WILL build muscles, which in turn will help you to burn more calories, what a great thing! I have read articles that state that a woman can burn up to twice as many calories by lifting heavier weights. The heavy free-weighst aren’t just for the boys anymore! More over Mr. Muscles, the ladies are comin’ in!
3. Multitask while working out: Reading a book while working out is NOT multitasking, you are probably wasting time. Make your workout time count and pay attention to what you are doing. Try balanci
ng on a BOSU ball and do an over-head press, or bicep curl. My standing on a BOSU ball, you are making yourself off balance, which causes your core to activate to help you stay balanced. If you don’t know what a BOSU ball looks like, take a look to your right and there it is!
4. Make your cardio more intense: How, you may be asking… I will tell you. Do intervals! Sprint for 1 minute, then walk for 1-2 minutes, allowing yourself time to recover. Repeat for about 20 minutes and you will be sweating in no time!