How Often Should I Go To The Gym?
Dave O’Sullivan | March 11, 2020
There’s no right or wrong answer for this question, I understand the pressure of trying to get to the gym 3-4 times a week and that generally life can often get in the way, I would simply suggest that doing something is better than nothing.
I can’t stress anymore the importance of keeping your routine and training sessions consistent. I like to commit to a few days a week that I know work best for me and plan a training program around this. For example I will do an upper body workout on a Tuesday, a lower body workout on a Thursday, a fully body workout on a Friday and a Cardio based session on a Sunday. This does not work for everyone so I don’t recommend you use this same example but I do suggest you put a timetable together that would work best for you and your own schedule.
Here at Prosport I have found that people who have seen the best results have been the ones that have stuck to the same classes and routine and attended the classes they have set out to attend at the beginning of the week.
It’s easy to say you’re too busy to train, but ultimately, you’re all responsible for your own lives, at the end of the day we all have 15 minutes to put a quick and simple workout together. Take 15 minutes away from watching the television, or 15 minutes away from being sat on your phone. Prioritise what is more important.
Below is an example of a “something beats nothing”. Every single member here at Prosport will be familiar with this format. Most of the time I will add on something like this at the end of a session to finish off, but there is no reason as to why you can’t plan a workout like this for yourself.
10 x squat
5 x walk out
10 x crunch
5 x press-up
Repeat and continue for 15 minutes
One thing I will say is that if you stick to a routine it will eventually become a habit. I would rather do a 45 minute workout leaving me feeling refreshed physically and mentally, than do nothing at all. If I don’t have the time I will often squeeze in a 15 minute workout similar to the example above. Training doesn’t have to be complex or comprehensive and as I’ve said before doing something is better than nothing.
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