Using calisthenics workouts are a great way to increase your results from exercise. We are all busy, and it can take some effort for most of us to carve out time to go to the gym on a consistent bases.
As you probably know by now, you don’t have to spend hour after hour in the gym in order to get a great workout in. Here are 10 ways to boost your productivity in the gym!
Calisthenics Workouts – Use Your Body Weight!
1. Have a master plan.
Going to the gym to workout and not having a plan is just a waste of time. Have a plan either written, printed or in an app on your phone, and just work down the list for maximum efficiency. This will help you stay on track, and complete your workout as you intended.
2. Superset it!
There is no need to adhere to the one-exercise-at-a-time routine. Instead, do two exercises in a row that target two different muscle groups. There are lots of choices of calisthenics workouts that you can do. For example: biceps/back, chest/triceps, etc. This will help you to reduce your rest times, burn more calories and increase the intensity of your workout.
3. Airplane mode, here we go!
Treat your gym time like an active meditation time, and avoid distractions. Put your phone on airplane mode, so that you can focus on your workout. Avoid checking your texts, social media etc., or set time aside to do those things while doing some cardio at the end of your workout.
4. Have your music ready.
Create a special workout music playlist that motivates you, and helps you power through your workout. The music you listen to can make a tremendous impact on how hard you push yourself, and how you feel while working out.
5. Go when none else goes.
If you can, head over to the gym during off-peak hours, like a late morning or midday. Or just join a gym that is not that busy! Even if you go at a busy time, calisthenics workouts typically can be done even in a crowded gym.
6. Choose compound lifts.
Use compound lifts, such as deadlifts, squats and hip thrusts, to engage many muscle groups at the time. This will also help you rapidly increase your overall strength, and burn more calories.
7. Up your resistance.
If you do exactly the same workout week after week, your body will get accustomed to it, and will get stuck in plateau. If you up your resistance and push yourself, you will be surprised by the changes you will see.
8. Cardio instead of rest time.
Instead of resting between each set, run in place, jump rope or perform another simple cardio exercise. You should be able to get a decent amount of cardio into your workout without ever stepping onto a treadmill, and you will definitely burn a lot of calories.
9. Fuel your body.
Make sure that you have had a sufficient pre-workout meal, and enough water. You cannot expect to push your body to its maximum potential if you feel week or shaky.
10. Use the right Pre-workout.
Many people avoid taking pre-workout supplements, either because they do not understand how they work, or out of fear from a previous experience with product that made them jittery, “cracked out” or uncomfortable. Our natural pre workout supplement is very different, and is not loaded with excessive amounts of caffeine like most of other products on the market. Liporidex PRE/T is the scientifically formulated solution that synergizes key ingredients to deliver the energy needed to bring the greatest results, without overstimulation or the post-exercise crash.