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How Long Should Your Workout Take??

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How Long Does It Take To Get An Effective Workout?

It might be a little intimidating when you see people spending hours in the gym, and you can barely walk after 15 minutes. As a trainer, I have been asked how long a good workout lasts too many times. What I have always told everyone who has ever asked me this question is that consistency is more important than the length of the workout. Every fitness enthusiast has heard the slogan “no pain, no gain,” or #nodaysoff, but this can be misleading, especially for beginners.

Contrary to the popular opinion

that a good workout is a long workout, a short workout with enough focus, drive, and intensity is better. The time you spend working out is not the only determinant for successfully achieving your end goals.

I always recommend a 30 to 40 minutes workout, which is inclusive of warm-up and exercises. Although there is no blanket answer for how long your workouts should last due to the fact that not everybody has the same goals. For instance, a marathon runner will train for hours as they prepare for a race, a weight lifter will train for hours to build their endurance and improve on their performance, but if you’re only trying to stay fit, spending two hours on a weight lifting bench might be a little excessive.

It is always best for you to identify your goals.

Are your goals performance-related, fitness-related, health-related, or weight-related? This will help you get into a routine that best suits you without compromising your goals.

It is also essential to consider how much time you have to spend working out at home or the gym. If you have time constraints, you probably shouldn’t take 10-minute breaks between your sets. Your personal trainer will give you the exercises you need to complete, but It’s important to make every set count in order to get the results you desire. 

If you are at the gym for five days a week, working out for 30 to 40 minutes a day, for a period of seven years, you will reap more benefits compared to someone who works out for 90 minutes every day, three days a week, for a year and then quits. Focusing on putting in the work with compound exercises regularly and consistently gives you better results. The time spent working out doesn’t directly reflect on the quality of your workout.

It’s also important to note that rest is important.

Spending time to relax and connect with your loved ones is crucial for your wellness. It is also necessary for your body to recover and regain the energy required to function optimally. With working out, just like with most things in life, more is not always better.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]