Tips to Increase Workout Intensity

Kaleena Lawless

Personal Training Specialist

At some point or another, you will need to increase your workout intensity. Increasing intensity whether it be through the amount of time or effort will promote change and results.


Three Tips To Increase Workout Intensity

1. Add 10 minutes on to Weight Lifting Sessions.

This tip applies if you are training for 25-30 minutes and typically preforming 1-2 sets per major muscle group. Complete your current routine as usual and then go back and aim for an extra set per muscle group. Start by lowering the weights and doing the extra sets with less rest in between, for a mix of both cardio and strength training. Adding an extra round doesn't take much longer but will get you results!

2. Increase walking speed.

This tip can be used by anybody that walks to run errands, go to work or even if it is a part of your cardiovascular routine. Increasing the intensity of your day-to-day walking is like getting little cardio workouts wherever you go. Try to focus the power of your stride from your butt, stand up straight and keep your abs tight for a body sculpting speed walking workout.

3. Increase Cardiovascular Intensity.

This tip will actually save you time! If you use a cardio machine or run/cycle outside increase your speed by .2MPH and reduce your total time by 3-5 minutes. When you get used to the new speed, bring you time back up until you increase again. Increasing cardio intensity burns more calories in less time.

Using little tricks to make the most of your workouts will give you great results without feeling like you are putting more time in to your routines than you have.

Increase Workout Intensity For Great Results!

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