How to Get the Most Out of Short Workouts

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While we’d all love to have hours and hours to work out in a perfect world, the reality is that most of us don’t have that time. Most people, even after making the time, only manage to sneak in a few occasional short workouts throughout their week. Luckily, even for those individuals, there are ways to maximize the effects of these short workouts—and here are some ways to do it.

Circuit Training

This is a style of workout that unifies strength and cardio, targeting a handful of different muscle groups simultaneously. It’s the kind of workout that doesn’t take a lot of time to do—but requires a serious amount of energy for that small time period.

Avoid Distractions

When you’re surrounded by distractions, it can sometimes be almost impossible to get anything done. You might think you’re immune to such things, and that you can just suck it up—but you’re not, and you shouldn’t. Find a place where you can be secluded, and your workout will thrive.

Listen to Music

Music has this ability to rev up energy within us that we wouldn’t feel otherwise. Pop in those AirPods before you start your workout and you’ll find that you’re able to accomplish a lot more than you’re used to.