30 Aug '11, 7am

Cut out these habits at the gym and you'll not just save time, you'll get a better workout

Cut out these habits at the gym and you'll not just save time, you'll get a better workout

Abandon these bad habits to regain minutes, which could save you an hour a week at the gym. Use that extra hour to get more out of your workout. Too Many Reps “To build muscles and improve strength, you want to attack as many muscle fibres as possible,” says Mitch Chilson, Director of Strength and Conditioning, Evolve Mixed Martial Arts. “That means increasing weight and dropping weights.” Failure To Plan If you’re not working with a trainer, become your own. “Make a list of the exercises (for different muscle groups) that you are going to accomplish in the given time,” says Chilson. This stops you wandering uncertainly from one machine to the next. Social Trap You have an hour to work out. Say hi to people if you must, but long-drawn conversations waste your time and theirs. If you must, ask her out for coffee after your workout, when both of you will smell better. Stuck ...

Full article: http://www.menshealth.com.sg/fitness/your-muscle-wrecking...

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