Maximize Your Time With Opposing Muscle Groups- Are You Implementing It?

Most of us know that exercising is important for keeping weight in check even losing weight if that’s your goal while promoting good health. Even so, most people just don’t relish the prospect of working out for one minute longer than they have to. If it’s time to exercise and you want to maximize your efforts, it’s time you consider adding opposing muscle group workouts into your routine.

balanced musclesOpposing muscle workouts are exactly what they sound like. They call for focusing on muscle groups that oppose each other like the quadriceps and hamstrings, chest and back, and triceps and biceps. When you work these out in a back-to-back fashion it can help you shave time off your routine while ensuring you get great results in the process. The whys behind this are pretty simple: While you’re working one muscle the other is forced to rest. This enables you to decrease the time in between sets and can help you get your workout faster. Besides the time element, opposing muscle group training will keep you better balanced, better toned, and have you looking great!

While this type of workout is great when time is of the essence, it’s just plain smart to work into your routine on a regular basis. The reality is it can help you do more in less time without making you cut corners in the process. Opposing muscle group workouts are perfect for the arms, legs, chest and back – pretty much all the groups you want to focus on to maintain or increase fitness levels. Optimizing your precious time is important but so is developing your strength in a symmetrical and balanced fashion. Remember to implement and train both sides of your body!

Other Tips for Maximizing Your Workout Time

There are other steps you can take to make the most of your workout time. They include: workout protocol

    • Formulating a plan or training protocol in advance – It’s best to have a purposeful and well planned training session figured out so there’s no time wasted in between sets. You need to know what’s coming up next and why. Your body is an amazing machine that can adapt to each stimulus you challenge it with. Focus on whole body movements that maximize your time and that will transform your body.
    • Breaking up your areas of concentration – Try to rotate out the major muscle groups you work out on a regular basis. Don’t make the mistake of pounding specific muscle fiber. For example, if you focus on the arms, core, and cardio one day, then work on the legs, core, and cardio the next workout. This enables you to ensure all major muscle groups get regular attention while preventing you from having to spend too much time in a single workout to give all these groups the attention they need. Your workouts are about the stimulus not about abusively punishing your body.
  • Working with a trainer or professional – If you’re new to exercising or just want to get more from the time you put in, it makes sense to consult a pro. Just stop by your local fitness center or neighborhood gym and ask the experts there for advice on how to maximize your efforts. Working out with professional guidance can give you the plan and the extra support you need to reach your goals in no time at all! Find a professional that is a good match for you. Learn more here: What Can A Health and Fitness Professional Do For Me? If you’re ready to take your health and fitness to a new level I recommend: FREE Fitness Coaching


About the Author

John's_5_Star_Pictures_004Marin health and fitness expert, John Spongberg is the founder of Personal Training in Marin as well as an accomplished author, speaker and life coach. He is dedicated to helping people reach their optimum level of fitness, health and body satisfaction through a unique, comprehensive whole-person approach, customized to each client.

Mr. Spongberg creates a successful experience for individuals who are ready to take the next step to, once and for all, achieve the extraordinary health, vitality and body they’ve long been dreaming of. Your satisfaction is personally guaranteed 100% or your money back!

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