Limited time for the gym? Here’s how to make the most of it.
FIND AN EMPTY MACHINE
Don’t worry if it’s not your favorite type of cardio. You won’t be there long. Instead of slogging away on one machine for your entire workout, your new goal is to rotate among three to four different options, hitting each as hard as possible and keeping your rest period between machines as short as possible.
WORK UP A SWEAT
Do a two-minute warm-up on the first machine, then your first five-minute set. work as hard as you can-imagine a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the hardest, and aim for a 7 or 8. When your five minutes are over, jump to another apparatus for five more minutes, and then another, and so on. After your final five minutes, do a two- to three-minute additional cooldown.
HAVE A BACKUP PLAN
Somebody snag the empty StairMaster you had your eye on? Grab a jump rope instead and spend five minutes with it. You’ll burn just as many calories (or more) without having to fight for space.