Don’t knock it until you try it!
Are you on the fence about these short workouts?! I get it; I used to look at short and sweet workouts with a side eye. Like yea right, I needs my hour. Phew, I sure was schooled after giving 20, 30, or even 16 minutes of my time to a Strength-Based Circuit!
The best part, I was able to knock out two birds with one stone, because strength and conditioning are all in one workout. No going back and forth to the gym for training and then a cardio session, or spending 1 hour on weights and another hour on the boring treadmill.
Not only that, I was able to get results without killing myself in the gym with marathon training sessions. I lost fat, my clothes fit better, and I rekindled my love for working out because the sessions were shorter and more intense.
Not only that, the short, intense workouts left me with energy to spare for the rest of my day! No more going thru the motions and dragging myself thru the day.
Overall, I built a better outlook on fitness. It enhanced my life, rather than leaving me feeling like I had to kill myself to get results or maintain my fitness.
So, yes, 20 minutes is enough time to get a good workout in. When time is of the essence, circuit training is a game changer - you will literally get your life back! The more intense the workout, the shorter the training session has to be! Less rest and more intensity. I love to use Metabolic Effects training system - Push until you can’t and rest until you can go again.
Our longer training sessions in do have their place. But sometimes life gets busy, and we don’t want to throw our fitness to the side, so these shorter training sessions keep us in the game and ensure we can maintain our fitness and physique. Not only do they keep us in the game, sometimes they actually improve our fitness game. Sometimes you just need a change of pace to see some improvement.