Power Combos: 2-in1 Time Saving Plan for Cardio + Weights
I am all about saving time, conserving time and protecting time. It is one of the most valuable things we have and we fill it with so much. You now have decided to fill it with some very much deserving self care. You have put time aside for your workouts. I want to see you stay focused. When workouts take up too much time, it can be an excuse we use later to skip a workout. You will opt out because you just don't have the time. So, today I am writing to share some of my favourite Power Combo tips. The time saving plan for Cardio & Weights.
1. Set a cap on your workout. Personally, I don't design workouts longer than 40 minutes. This includes both my weights and cardio. This is a start to finish block of time. My restorative practices are their own blocks of time in between my workouts.
2. Use Supersets and Finishers to keep time efficient. Supersets is a program strategy where you place two or more exercises together without rest. This allows you to elevate your heart rate and intensity. Finishers punches of intensity placed at the end of the workout that wrap up the workouts. Typically, I don't make my longer than 5 minutes.
3. Add intervals to your workout. Complete your superset and toss in a 30 second to 1 minute round of skipping, burpees, jumping jacks or running on the spot.
I am a huge fan of Metabolic Conditioning, it kills two birds with one stone. Keeps the strength training and blast fat with a high intensity cardio feel. With this style of program, I do believe in playing around with different levels in the intensity. Some days I will plan a Metabolic Program that on a scale of intensity between 1-10, ranks a hard 10. However, other days I will use similar practices but pull back and push maybe a 4 or 5 of intensity. The body needs that to aid in a healthy recovery. It is great to be efficient but we also want to maintain our effectiveness for results. Regardless, I maintain the same time commitment to my workout.
How to apply the tips? Here is a simple workout that we completed in the studio to this week. If you have any further questions, please feel free to connect.
30 Jumping Jacks
5 Push Ups
10 Dumbbell Deadlifts
10 Reverse Lunges
* With a max time of 20 minutes to complete.
Rest for 90 seconds