Don’t socialize a lot
Yes, we love working out with our besties, but make sure
that your bestie wants to workout just as much as you do. Socializing with her
and other people at the gym can take up a lot more time than you would think.
So make sure you and her are both ready to get in and out, and leave the
mingling for after.
Make a plan
Sometimes we get to the gym completely ready to workout, but
end up wandering because we’re not sure what to do. Deciding what exercise to
do next is a big waste of time, so make sure you plan your workout before you
set off. Not only will this save you tons of time, but you’ll also be able to
do some research to see what workouts you should do for each area of your body.
Take fewer breaks
Now we’re not saying that you shouldn’t have a water break
here or there, but taking one after every exercise is a big no-no. It’s
important to keep your heart rate up, so if you’re taking tons of breaks, it’s
time to cut some of those out. Limiting breaks will allow you to burn more
calories in a shorter amount of time, and it will cut your down time at the gym
Leave your phone in
the locker room
As hard as it seems, try leaving your phone in the locker
room for the duration of your workout. Grab an iPod instead and use that to
listen to music. You might be focused on your workout, but having your phone
right next to you will make you tempted to check your texts, Twitter or
Instagram. Before ya know it, you’ll be in a full convo with one of your girls
about how cute the guy next to you is.
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We know it takes tons of effort to get yourself up and
moving to the gym, so you don’t want to be wasting your time once you’re there.
And while you may only be at the gym for an hour or so, when you add the
minutes it takes to get ready, and get there and back, the gym can end up being
more of a time-gobbler than you would think. You may not even realize how much
time you’re wasting by doing these things at the gym, so read on to see how to
nix them and make the most of your gym time.