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Fitting Your Workout Into Your Busy Schedule

If you’re like most American you probably work at least forty hours a week if not more. Then you have to add in your commute time to and from work and when you are done you only have a few hours left in the day to do the things you want and need to do. Making the most of your time and finding ways to do things at home instead of having to go out and do them will help you save time to get everything done. Keeping our bodies in shape is usually a top priority for most of us, so we have to get creative to be able to fit in our workouts during the week.

HIIT

High intensity interval training routines are meant to get your heart rate elevated rapidly so that you can have the after burn effect for hours after your workout is over. These types of workouts are fat burners and have become more and more popular over the past several years. Athletes use them as a regular part of the workout routines because they are so effective for fat loss and muscle gain. These routines can be ten minutes, fifteen minutes, thirty minutes and an hour long depending on what results you are trying to accomplish. You can easily do them at home in your living room and they don’t require any equipment. If you want, you can always add free weights into the routine to help give you that extra boost but it’s not mandatory. You will complete the routine in intervals. For example, you will work for a minute and then rest for thirty seconds and repeat this interval throughout the entire workout. It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or an advanced athlete because they make these routines for all levels of fitness.

Treadmill

The weather can be hard to navigate through every day if you are a runner. Running in the extreme heat or cold is also very dangerous because you don’t know how your body will be able to handle it. The sun makes running outside even more difficult and can also give you a severe sunburn or something even worse, like skin cancer. Treadmills are a great alternative to running outside. You can put your treadmill anywhere in your home so you can get on it anytime that is convenient for you. Setting it up in front of the television always worked out great for me because I could catch up on the local news or celebrity news while I was running. You can kill two birds with one stone and save time for other things that you need to do.

Pools

Being outside in a pool burns fat fast. A one hundred and thirty pound person can expect to burn around four hundred calories an hour swimming at a slow to moderate pace and a one hundred and fifty pound person can expect to burn five hundred calories an hour at the same pace. This is a lot of calories to burn in an hour so this ranks as one of the most effective exercises on my list. To get a great custom pool you can search for custom pools Austin and you will find a contractor to install the pool of your dreams. It will give your yard and body a makeover all at the same time. It will also be a great summertime fun activity for you and your family to enjoy. Pools are fun and they also increase your home value which will come in handy if you ever want to sell it.

As you can see, there are many ways you can fit your workout into your busy schedule. These workouts will allow you to maintain the beach body you’ve got or get the one you’ve always dreamed of while continuing to work your butt off at your full time job.