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Time, How Much Of It Do You Need?

Time for what you ask?? I’m talking about workouts, activity, movement.

There are huge stigmas in the world that say for you to be committed to an exercise routine you have to work out 5 times a week for 1½ hours per session just to be ‘fit’. If you’ve thought this previously then I apologize but you’ve been duped. Many fitness influencers and trainers will tell you that 30-45 hard minutes of work is much more valuable than fumbling around for almost 2 hours and taking long rest breaks.

How is that possible? I’m glad you asked. As a person who used to think I had to have AT LEAST 1 hour of time to work out I have seen the light and the value in short hard workouts. This doesn’t mean that 30 minutes 2x per week is going to get you a 6 pack. But it does eliminate the excuse of “I don’t have time for fitness”. This is a phrase we hear constantly in our industry and although part of that statement can be true, for most people it isn’t. Efficient workouts are what will get results, high intensity and minimal rest, no scrolling instagram between sets and no drawn out water breaks. Get in, get out.

“An object in motion stays in motion” could not be more true for humans; daily movement and exercise is easy to continue when it becomes a habit and routine. When we take a few days off or even a week it becomes a big insurmountable challenge to get through. Days that you aren’t feeling a hard hitting workout can be substituted with a long walk, foam rolling and mobility or a flow/movement routine. This keeps your routine of ‘workouts’ intact without overly fatiguing or hurting yourself which is just as beneficial as the hard charging workouts.

The moral of this drawn out story is that there is massive value in moving; walk, run, bike, yoga, weights you name it. It doesn’t have to be a marathon or huge weight lifting session, just get moving and blood flowing. The duration and endurance will come with time!

If you’re struggling to maintain consistent workouts, programming or any other workout related issues then consult a professional, we’re more than happy to help you out!

Lots of love,

Coach Cam

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