I don’t have much time to exercise.

This is a concern, and many times an excuse, for many people I talk with.  I have long said doing something is better than nothing.  Even if all you have is 20 minutes you can accomplish a lot  as long as you are doing the right exercises at the right intensity.  

When doing cardio work, you need to get your heart rate up.  75-80% of your maximum is a good goal to shoot for.  That gets you in a challenging zone where you are burning a lot of calories.  

With your weight training, if you don’t have much time, don’t focus on the tricep, do a chest press.  Instead of just a bicep curl, do a row or lat pulldown.  You will get more muscle groups worked with fewer exercises and you will be more efficient.   As always it would be good to consult a certified trainer and sit down to discuss any issues you may have.  You can always contact me for any additional tips too!

Until next time…

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