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Workout -Do Less With More Focus



Many people think they have to spend hours in the gym to get in shape. They think if they can’t put in at least an hour into a workout, then why waste the time working out. The truth is- it’s not about the time you put in- but the quality of your workouts.

Therefore, can you do less with more focus and still get a great workout AND accomplish your goals?



Ask yourself these 5 questions:

  1. What am I trying to achieve in my workout today? Is my goal to build muscle, build cardiovascular endurance, work on flexibility, or do I want to bust through a plateau with some interval training? If you don’t know what the purpose of your workout is, you won’t get the results you are trying to achieve.
  2. Are you challenged with your workout? Is it intense enough? Is your weight challenging enough to make it difficult to get through your last few reps?
  3. Are you wasting time in the gym, too much rest between sets? Are you socializing too much- Are you wasting time on social media?
  4. Is your mind on your workout? Are you focused and present to give your workout all you got??
  5. Are you getting results from your workouts that match the time you spend each week on your training?

The truth is if you’ve ever tried a circuit type workout in which you perform exercises with very little rest between sets, you will realize that you can get an amazing workout in as little as 20 to 30 minutes.

RE: reports circuit training is an excellent way to simultaneously improve mobility, strength, and stamina. The circuit training workout is composed of two to six different circuits, each containing two or more strength/cardio exercises that are completed one right after the other, with little or no rest in between. The strength training works your muscles, and the cardio keeps your heart rate up.

Here’s is my sample circuit:

Pushups- 12

Jump squats -12

Pull-ups- 8

Burpees- 12

Squat with bicep curl -12

Tricep Pushup/Plank Jack combo-12

Plank- 1 minute

Repeat 3x



Author: @fitone

Health and Fitness Expert, Certified Les Mills instructor, Yoga, Boot Camp, weight training and Pilates instructor

14 thoughts on “Workout -Do Less With More Focus

  1. any ideas what I can do for push ups instead? I’m not quite there with my upper body strength xx


  2. This is so true, I see a ton of runners and triathlete claiming they do so much training. They do not understand why their results do not get better. They spend all their time in Zone 2 spin or jogging never doing quality workouts.

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  3. Great post.


  4. Thanks for these suggestions! Beautifully Written! Btw, I nominated you for the “Liebster Award” so check out my latest post for more info! Have a wonderful week :).


  5. I’ll be trying the sample workout you suggested. Thanks!

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