Some days the "Beast Mode" switch is just... off.
Believe it or not, even fitness professionals don’t feel like absolutely crushing their workout every time they step into the gym. Especially if we've spent the whole day in the gym coaching and cueing clients through their workouts, writing about workouts, reading about workouts, designing workouts for our online clients. Sometimes you just want to be anywhere but the gym.
On days like this, you have a few options:
This isn’t a “trick” list of options where we think you should always pick #1 or #3. These are all completely legit options at different times. Neghar Fonooni actually wrote an awesome article about how to assess and adapt your workout, and I wrote an article about times you should push yourself and times you shouldn’t. Each of those options has its place.
In the event that you do pick #3, here are three quick, easy workouts that will have you out of the gym in about 15 minutes or less.
Yes, sometimes it’s that simple. I've actually done this myself. It kicks my butt (I love the Prowler option). I push that mutha with all I've got, and when time's up I call it a day.
Here's a circuit Neghar Fonooni and I put together, in which we performed six exercises for 20 seconds each, with no rest in between. That is one round, and we rested 60 seconds between rounds. You can rest less or more, depending on how fatigued you feel. Complete three to six total rounds.
All three workouts listed above are fantastic options if you are feeling less-than-motivated, but still want to get something done in the gym. They're also great if you’re short on time or on vacation and still want to get a little something done.
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