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Getting Fit When You've Got No Spare Time

Losing weight and getting fit is a challenge that requires motivation, dedication, discipline, and most 
importantly, time. That last one is the thing that often stops people from succeeding. Even if you’ve got 
the best intentions and you’re motivated, it can be really difficult to get fit if you just don’t have the time 
for regular extended exercise sessions. You end up just giving up because you don’t think there’s any 
point in doing it if you’re only doing 15 minutes here and there. The thing is, it is still possible to get fit if 
you’ve only got a short amount of time to exercise, you just need to do the right workouts. Here are 
some great ways to get fit when you’ve got a busy schedule.


Superset Exercise

Superset exercise is a tried and tested method that people use to cut down the time they spend 
working out. Instead of doing one exercise and resting between sets, then moving on to the next 
exercise and doing the same thing, you alternate between the two. So, for example, you do some 
cardio exercise for a few minutes, then switch straight to some muscle exercises, then switch back to 
the cardio. By using those rest periods to do other exercises instead, you halve the time you need to 
spend working out. Just be careful and make sure that you’re using different muscles on each 
exercise so you’re still resting that area of your body when you switch, otherwise, you could end up 
injuring yourself.

HIIT Training

High intensity interval training is one of the biggest trends in exercise at the moment, for good reason. 
Not only is it quicker, it’s also one of the best ways to lose weight because your body burns calories 
for a long while after you’ve finished the actual workout. You can do it without equipment or you can do 
it at the gym by doing HIIT workouts with the Bowflex M5 Trainer. Whatever exercise you choose, do 
20 seconds of intense activity followed by a 10 second break. Repeat this sequence 3 or 4 times for 
each activity. It doesn’t always feel like you’re doing that much of a workout because you’ve only done 
a few minutes but the intensity of the activity burns a lot of calories.

Time Rest Periods

Whether you’re doing normal workouts or HIIT training, it’s important that you’re timing your rest 
periods properly. If you get distracted between sets you could end up wasting a minute or two before 
you get back to exercising. All of those wasted seconds don’t seem like much at the time but over the 
course of an entire workout, they’ll add up and you’ll be spending more time working out than you really 
need to be. Only rest for as long as you need to, if you’re finding that you could start your second set 
sooner, then do that.

Even if you’ve only got ten minutes of spare time a day, you can still fit some exercise in and get fit.

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