What’s The BEST Training Time To Get ‘Results’?

Posted On November 4, 2021

“How Long Should I Train For To Get Results?”

When we worked in a commercial, big-chain gym, a typical day working on the gym floor looked like this ……

Seeing someone dripping with sweat, running/walking on a treadmill. The conversation always went:

ME: “How’s your training going?”

MEMBER: “Not very well, I seem to stay the same/put on weight and I’m training for around 90 mins. It just won’t shift. I’m at my wits end what to do!”

So, I liked to explain a simple theory. Have you heard about HOMEOSTASIS? The definition is: “relatively stable equilibrium (of the body).”

In simple terms, evolution means we like to be at rest. Our body doesn’t really like getting the heart rate up, blood pumping, sweating, heavy breathing. It prefers to be at peace and relaxed.

**Of course, exercise is helpful for conditioning our body to function efficiently. BUT …. it’s estimated that around 45 mins is optimal.**

So, it’s best to work with intensity for only 45 mins — then go home and rest, eat well and hydrate to refuel. THAT’S where progress and “results” are made.

When people are not seeing progress (especially when using cardio and dieting) then tend to think ‘LONGER’. “I need to do more”.

Then we see lack-lustre 90 minute to 2-hour slog workout which UNDERMINE the good work they’ve done in the first 45 mins.

Takeaway point is: keep workouts short, sweet, intense, preferably strength training with a little conditioning thrown in. Strong, fit, toned, confident — with a time efficient regime!

Written by Kevin Hurley

Related Posts

She Waited Years To Act – then this happened…

She Waited Years To Act – then this happened…

Two Long Years - With BIG Regrets! Meet Sian. This is her story in her words. Amazingly, she waited a staggering TWO YEARS to get in touch with Hurley Fitness! It's a regret that she didn't act on her instincts sooner - because she's fitter, stronger, more toned and...

Gyms Keep This Secret Closely Guarded!

Gyms Keep This Secret Closely Guarded!

Gyms Would Hate You To Know This. Let me let you into a SECRET about the fitness industry....... (my experience). ** What you DON'T see about people working in a commercial gym. **How my dream turned into a nightmare. **How I was made to be cleaner, not a trainer!...

Try A New Year REVOLUTION

Try A New Year REVOLUTION

Same Old, Same Old Means Frustration. That's not a typo - we meant REVOLUTION. People are now emerging from the Christmas slump, feeling sluggish, knowing they have to confront the reality ..... **That promise they made in December, to get started, get fit, a fresh...

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *