Frank Mikulka's Weekly Fitness Tip
How to Maximize Your Workout
Nov 20, 2007

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My schedule has become a little more hectic and it is chipping into my workout time. Can I have an effective workout in about 30 minutes? (Sandi from West Babylon)

Half an hour is a significant block of time, especially if you donít talk or get distracted. If half an hour is all the time you have, then maximize it. Here are some tips:

  • Cut the time resting between sets.
  • Cut out one set of duplicate exercises. You donít need to do three sets of each; instead make it two stronger sets.
  • Do super sets which means working opposing muscle groups like, biceps and triceps, quads and hamstringsóno resting time needed between sets.
  • Most importantly, donít cut out a body part. Do an exercise for each body part, as you must always maintain balance when you strength train - just as in life.
Remember: Itís not how long you work out, but what you do with the time you have.

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