3 Common Mistakes You’re Making with Short Workouts

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Hour-long gym sessions are slowly becoming a thing of the past, as people with a busy schedule gravitate towards shorter workouts. They are more fun and easier to get through, but it’s important to avoid these common mistakes if you really want to see the results.

Too Many Distractions

Your 15-minutes workout may last for 30 minutes or more if you’re constantly distracted. Unless you stay fully focused, it’s really difficult to make the best out of your short workouts. If you’re working out to an online video, play it on your laptop or your TV to avoid constantly checking your phone.

Fitness Level

Short workouts are usually more intense, so it’s crucial to pick one that suits your fitness level. If the workout is not challenging enough for you, you won’t reap the benefits of training. If it’s too intense, you’ll have to deal with sore muscles or even injuries after it’s over.


No Warm-Up

No matter how short your workout is, it’s not the best idea to jump into intense exercises right away. Take some time to warm up, even if it’s only a minute or two because properly preparing for your workout makes all the difference.