If you’re like many, strength training is about keeping fit, “toning up” and maintaining or losing weight. If this is the case, perform your strength training whenever you can. Try working out at different times of the day and you may naturally find a preference. Some prefer morning workouts before work or after dropping the kids off at school, lunch time workouts with a coworker, or evening workouts to manage the stress from the day. In any case, find what feels good and stick to it. Using your preferences will help you adhere to an exercise program in the long haul.
If you are super strapped for time, consider having some tubing or dumbbells handy at home/work and sneak in 10 minutes here or there throughout the day. That can be just as productive. Also don’t forget the power of accountability. Once you find a time that works well within your day, recruit a workout buddy or schedule sessions with a personal trainer to keep you on track. Eventually strength workouts will become a regular part of your routine and it will be easy to find the time to make them happen!
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