Not Enough Time
Do you ever feel like there is just not enough time in the day to get everything done? Many people struggle with time management everyday. The struggles are real with work, school, kids, eating healthy, training, self care, the home and not to mention the many other obligations we have today. It is essentially the balancing act of life.
In today's blog post we are going to touch on how to fit your training in on a tight schedule. Since training is a very important and an essential part of self care we thought it may be a great one to start with. People rely on training in order to maintain a healthy relationship with themselves. Having a healthy relationship with yourself is key and a staple to having happiness in your life.
Some tips to think about when you are pressed for time:
1. HAVE A PLAN! This is the key to success. Create a simple and effective workout for yourself. There are many great CrossFit programs that offer free daily workout. Comptrain is a very well designed program that hits all areas like CrossFit, Weighlifting & Accessories. It does however require a bit of time but you can always take what you need and make it work with the time you have.
2. PUT DOWN THE PHONE! This is the #1 killer of time and become a distraction.
3. SUPERSET exercises to get it all in. Instead of doing 4 sets of one exercise and 4 sets of another, try combining the two exercises doing them back to back before resting.
4. AMRAP & TABATA are two amazing ways to get the most bang for your buck when on a time sensitive schedule. Alternate between 2-4 movements and set your clock. A wonderful and free App is SmartWod. This App helps you to keep track of times and rounds also very user friendly.
5. SHORTER REST is very simple but effective way to carve time off your workout & keep that heart rate up.
HELP!!! I Need Ideas
We have added a few workouts that you can take anywhere and listed them below.
AMRAP 20 (As many rounds/reps as possible in 20 minutes)
- 15 Air squats
- 10 Sit ups
- 5 Burpees
100 BURPEES FOR TIME
This is a real test. You either love or hate burpees. Hands down one of the greatest make you sweat your butt off movements. Give it a try. Break the 100 up if needed in to sets of 10 with 30 seconds rest between.
- 10 Burpees
- 10 Push Ups
- 10 Sit Ups
- 9 Burpees
- 9 Push Ups
- 9 Sit ups
- 8,8,8,7,7,7 etc.
- Sit ups
- Air Squats
Remember to always set yourself up for success and sometimes it is ok to not train. It has taken me many years to finally understand this. Rest is key and important to the maintenance, growth and repair of muscle. If you can't get that workout in it is OK don't beat yourself up. There will be times is just in not physically possible to do a workout. Sometimes just getting your steps in is enough.