30 Minute Workout – 5 Quick Ways To Do More In Less Time
Dec 30th, 2018 - 4 min read
30 minutes may not seem like a lot of time, but when you apply the same 30 minutes consistently and repeatedly, it starts adding up.
To begin with, I have to say; I’m all for 2 hour training sessions, if you can; - Do them. I know for a fact people train for longer.
I thoroughly enjoy that zone out time where I can focus entirely on my lifts, at a pace that allows me to fully push my own physical boundaries - strength wise.
That said, I fully appreciate those days where there’s just so much going on that the most time you can spare is a quick 30 minutes.
If 30 minutes is all you have then 30 minutes is what you need to work with!
Is a 30 minute workout worth messing up your hair and makeup for?
Hey, don’t knock those 30 minutes, realise that you can do a lot of damage (good damage) in that time.
Here I’m going to share with you a technique that will help you get the most out of those 30 minutes.
No, I’m not going to share any new, fancy or complex moves with you. It’s your workout, I would hope that you have some kind of plan already.
If you don’t have a plan, you don’t have anything, so fix that immediately. Having a plan is even more important when you're restricted with time.
There are plenty available for you in Members Zone for free, so make sure you start there. - Go check it out, choose the plans you want to work with and then come back here to apply this method.
How to build a 30 minute workout plan from one you already have
Squeezing in a 30 minute workout isn’t about training faster, it’s about training smarter. To do this you need to get organised!
If you're not already writing your plans down ahead of time, you're doing yourself an injustice. Being unprepared will result in you wasting unnecessary time. Get organised and as a result you will reap the rewards of your efforts faster.
Start with whatever workout plan you’re currently using. If your plan usually takes you an hour to complete you know that you need to cut that time in half.
What you may not know is that this doesn’t necessarily mean cutting the workout in half.
What you need to look out for are efficiencies.
Side note; please don’t be that person who hogs the platform and then goes off somewhere else for 5 minutes expecting to come back to it. Any exercises that you pair should be performed reasonably close to each other, it’s just basic etiquette.
An all-time favourite of mine is to slot in some planks between my deadlifts, this is great for 30 minute days.
Below are some other suggestions....
How you can make these efficiencies
You can add weighted bench dips in between cable rows.
Jump rope between sets.
Lunges between squats.
Work 2-3 dumbbell exercises back to back for a super/tri-set (this is the method of moving into another set of a different exercise, immediately after you have finished the first).
Look for ways where you can work exercises between exercises.
Similarly you should be looking for other points in your routine where you can do a different exercise that works the same muscle.
What I mean by that is; you if you haven't got space to lat pull down and overhead press, you could do lateral raises with an overhead barbell press.
This is just an example; get creative with your plan and come up with your own.
Keep your exercises within close proximity of what you're already doing. Just because you only have 30 minutes, doesn't mean you get to put anyone else out.
What if your current plan doesn’t lend itself to this 30 minute method?
Create one for your 30 minute days, or head on over to Members Zone and get one of the free plans from there.
The key is to always have a plan, without a plan, you have nothing.