Between travel, work, meetings and mealtimes, it feels like there’s no time for a workout too. The solution – learn to Hussle.
When you Hussle, you make the most of every minute – and boost your productivity too!
Here are 5 ways to Hussle in the lunchtime exercise:
Now is not the time for trying new routines. Stick with what you know to minimize unnecessary mental effort! Plan your workouts ahead so you swiftly move from one move/machine to the next without thought.
It’s no big deal if you do the same workout each lunchbreak. If it works –do it!
Lunchtimes can be busy at the gym. Choose an earlier and later lunchtime (lucky you if you can do this!) and you won’t be waiting so long for machines.
Some healthy office snacks will help fill the gap until mealtime. Or avoid the gym crowds completely and go for a run instead.
A warm up isn’t necessary if you’re just doing cardio. Just take the first couple of minutes of your workout more slowly, then get stuck in. Feel odd without a warm-up? Do it on the way by jogging to the gym. Some quick heel raises under your desk will help too!
Similarly, don’t sweat it if you can’t do a proper cool down. A few leg swings and arm circles will do – then carve out time later in the week for a deeper stretching session.
Finally, it’s ok to dash sans rinse. A hand towel and body wipes will towel away the sweat. Just don’t forget the deodorant!
How do some people manage to fit everything in without breaking a sweat? They plan.
Have a batch of quick lunches to take to work; make some protein balls the night before; and keep that reusable water bottle with you at all times. Pack a tasty post-workout snack, not forgetting a post-workout drink. Sorted!
Now is the time to crank up the calorie burn and cardio work with HIIT workouts. Hop on the elliptical trainer or treadmill for an intense workout with high and low intensity intervals. Or do a tough weights workout which includes regular rests between sets. A simple rule is go hard for 2 minutes, ease off for 2 minutes.
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this is where HIIT works - time to warm up, workout, cool down and that two minute shower. Then back at the desk sweet smelling, exercised and in good time!
I do the heel raises under my desk throughout the day already and I also use an exercise ball to sit on so I can also do a few moves on there. It all adds up and means I don't feel too stiff if I do dash off for lunchtime workout. .
I don't do a warm up except for a few basic leg and arm stretches. But it's never seemed to impact the workout, and it definitely saves time when I do a lunchtime workout.
I must admit i don' always shower if I've only done some weights. I think its only essential if you're hot and sweaty after cardio.
good ideas but please if you work anywhere like my badly ventilated office, take two minutes for a post workout shower, that's all it needs. Deodorant is not a canned shower and will only add to the evils!