Designing an effective workout regimen isn’t always intuitive. Sometimes, seemingly logical tweaks to intensify a session can have the opposite effect. If you’re aiming to improve results, or simply want to be in and out of the gym in less time, it’s time to reassess your routine.
Stick to the “fat burning zone” on the treadmill? No.
Crunches and sit-ups to get a six-pack? No.
Use the treadmill “fat burning zone”? Crunches and sit-ups to get abs? Craig Ballantyne, creator of Turbulence Training, and ACE’s Jessica Matthews dish on the top five gym time-wasters.
Read our U.S. News column: Surprising gym time-wasters: 5 killers of a good workout
Other ways to spend less time at the gym:
- 5 Ways Exercise Can Earn You More Money
- The Best Time of Day to Exercise
- Does Cheating Give You an Advantage?