We all have competing demands. There is the house to be cleaned, the car to be washed, the kids to be driven to their tee ball game, and the dinner for four to be cooked before 7pm. Our to do list grow yet there remains to be only 24 hours in a day. This is a feeling common to all of us and is typically the reason we blame for not eating the food we know we should be and not getting the exercise we crave.
But the truth is that there really is no good excuse for not making time to train. I choose my words carefully here because I don't mean that one should find the time to train I directly mean you must make it. You have to crave out and stack claim over a small part of each of your days for exercise then defend it ferociously against all incoming "Can you do this" requests. You have to develop the skill of saying "NO!".
This time doesn't have to be long 15 to 20 minutes each day, in conjunction with a well balanced diet, is more than enough to remain in good physical condition and feel comfortable putting on your bathing suit. The real trouble though for most comes when they must decide what to actually do for those 15 to 20 minutes. This is where a great coach and knowledgable trainer comes in.
Being able to get some in the maximum results out of the minimum dose is an art and science and it takes practice and time to understand how to go about doing it. This is why for most these 15 to 20 minutes end up being wasted and non actually contributing to overall improved health.
If you are someone who is having to train this way there a few rules that I would stick by when planning your workouts.
1. Keep rest periods short and incomplete. 2. Pick exercises that flow nicely together. Don't waste time with exercises that take a long time to set up or require a lot of equipment. 3. Stick with exercises that can be down anywhere whether it be at the gym or in the backyard. 4. Keep the intensity high. 5. Maximum work capacity. 7. Uses complexes whenever possible.
So to help all you busy bees out with learning how to plan workouts that will give you the most bang for your buck I want to share with you a great yet simple workout that only requires a kettle bell. It follows all the rules I listed previously.
It is a complex. It has short rest periods. It requires minimal equipment and set up. It can be down anywhere you can carry a kettle bell. Your heart rate gets ramped up (high intensity). It is a lot of force produces over a large distance in a short amount of time.
Check it out and let the creative juices flow. See what kind of workouts you can come up with that maximize your return on time invested and allow you to get dinner on the table on time.
Happy moving and heavy lifting
Practical, Purposeful, Effective Training