Is It Important To Time Your Workouts?

At Upfit Training Academy in New York, NY, we provide a program that’s scientifically based so you get the success you deserve. One of the many things that makes our small group workouts so effective is the timing. Unlike traditional gyms, you’re working hard for the full time. If you’ve ever worked out on your own, you know that there’s a lot of time wasted. When you time your workouts and have a specific schedule, you’ll get more benefit in far less time.

Some people workout far too long.

Maybe you don’t waste time, maybe you just “live” at the gym. Did you know that you can overwork your body, especially when you’re first starting a program of exercise or are doing intense strength training? Your muscles require time to heal and pushing yourself too hard for too long can actually cause a setback in your efforts to get fit. Pushing your body too hard in one session can cause injury that can set you back for weeks and lower your immune response for up to 72 hours.

Being accountable for the actual minutes of exercise can make you work harder and smarter.

Taking breaks between sets not only slows you down, it’s deceiving. If you’re working out for 45 minutes with minimum rest between exercises, you’re taking advantage of the whole exercise time. When you take long breaks between sets, only exercising half the time, that same 45 minutes isn’t as productive. When doing a specific routine, it takes longer than it should, wasting time and leading you to believe you’re working harder when you’re not.

Timing your exercise also means sticking with a schedule.

People who schedule their workouts normally time them, for good reasons. They often schedule the rest of their day, too. That helps build a habit that makes sticking with a program easier. Timing your exercise can also mean finding the best time to workout based on your body and your schedule, so you maximize benefits. There’s no one right answer for everyone. Hormone levels are higher in the morning, so when you exercise, you’ll burn more fat and start your day off right. In the mid-day or at lunch hour, the body’s energy levels tend to be higher. When you workout at the end of the day, you’re burning off the stress of the day and winding down for a relaxing evening.

  • You need a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate exercise or 75 minutes of intense exercise each week. If you’re tracking your time, also note how much intensity it entailed.
  • If you’re spending too much time working out, there are signs it’s affecting your body. These include a suppressed immune system and more frequent illness, mood swings, excessive fatigue and exhaustion doing normal everyday tasks.
  • If you’re timing your workout, only track the actual minutes you’re exercising. If you’re working out on your own, you’ll be surprised at how little you actually exercise compared to how long it took you.
  • At Upfit, we create programs designed to help you maximize the benefits in the shortest amount of time. It’s science based to give you the best results possible.

For more information, contact us today at UpFit Training Academy

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