As opposed to trying tough it out 4 hours a week in the gym, a simple solution to training is to work regularly on shorter sessions. This way we get the fitness benefits and the endorphin hit without expending too much time/energy/soul!
In our opinion shorter, sweeter and simpler is also more likely to be regular.
Here are a couple of routines we have offered that need no equipment. Session 1 is more muscular, session 2 more cardio. They can be alternated, used alone or even combined into one workout. Simples.
Warm up first, then compete this routine, stretch at the end!
Fartlek training. This will boost your cardio more and can be done walking, running, cycling or even in a pool. Keep it almost casual in approach – the randomness will add to the variety!
- Warm up easy 5 minutes
- Pick ‘random’ landmarks’ where you work hard to get to (90% effort).
- Coast to recover and when you feel good pick another random distance and repeat.
- Aim to do this 6-8 times.
- Cruise home and stretch!