Insights: You Don’t Need an Hour to Do an Effective Workout!

A woman wearing gym clothes laying on a mat doing exercise

How can you work out effectively in less than an hour? It might be obvious to some but not to others. But it’s about time we stop making excuses for not being able to work out for lack of time.

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Topics Discussed in this Episode:

  • What it takes to do an effective workout
  • What is tabata
  • Examples of a 10-minute workout

Key Takeaways:

  • Tabata is a pattern of exercise that lasts 4 minutes. For the first 20 seconds, you go hard, then you rest for 10 seconds. Repeat that 8 times, then it totals 4 minutes.
  • When you rest between sets, you don’t have to necessarily rest full on. The rest time doesn’t have to be inert. It can be utilised in a more positive way to exercise a different part of the body.
  • Exercise works really well when you blend it with movement.
  • You don’t need to have these big chunks of time for exercise when you’re very intentional about it, when you’re very disciplined, and when you blend it with movement.

Action Steps:

  • Be intentional in your exercise or workout.
  • Don’t be distracted by anything when you work out.

Leanne said:

“Don’t think you need a long time to exercise, you don’t. But what I would say is be very intentional about your exercise.”

“You can lift a significant amount of weight in a short period of time to get the kind of physiological adaptation that you’re seeking without it taking a great deal of time. And that’s the beauty of exercise.”

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