How To Speed Up Your Workouts & Increase Calorie Burn

These five methods will help you spend less time exercising while still getting great results.

Written by: Ishaan Arora Updated at: 2023-01-05 10:47

If you've ever been to the gym or started exercising, you've probably noticed that you can work out faster in the morning than in the evening. Daily exercise, as the saying goes, is essential for people of all ages. Similarly, regardless of how much time you have, it is best to pay your dues by working out. However, you are mistaken if you believe you cannot complete your workout in 30 minutes. Of course, you can't do compound lifts, but if you just want to get in shape, here are five ways you can speed up your workouts session. But first, understand why speeding up your workouts is necessary.

Why Speed Up Your Workout?

If your New Year's resolution is to get in shape, you can only do so if you burn extra calories while exercising. Our body burns calories while our heart rate is at its peak, and the heart rate only goes up when you work with full intensity. Moreover, you cannot maintain a high heart rate for two hours; it rises for a limited time, during which you can increase your calorie burn. As a result, it is critical to complete all of the exercises in one session with little rest.

Pro Tip

Talking can help you determine your heart rate; if you can talk with another person while exercising, your heart rate is low; if it is difficult, you have entered the fat-burning zone.

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Ways To Speed Up Your Workout


Supersets are an excellent way to increase calorie burn and muscle mass. A superset is when you perform two exercises back to back, such as doing 15 reps of dumbell curls followed by 15 reps of triceps extension without rest. The best thing about supersets is that they can help break up a workout plateau and help with maximum pump.

Giant Set

When you perform three or more exercises in one go, you are performing a giant set. For example, if you are training your shoulders, you would first perform an overhead press, then lateral raises, and finally rear delts with no rest in between. Despite the fact that these are three different exercises, they should only be counted as one set. Giant sets not only save time but also increase blood flow in the body, which aids in maximum muscle gain.

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Perform Single Body Part

When you don't have much time, it's best to focus on a single muscle. If you are training your chest, your goal should be to complete the workout with the fewest exercises possible. To burn those pecs muscles, start with a compound moment, then one isolation moment, and finally pushups. Why should you begin with compound muscles? Firstly, it works more than three muscles at the same time. Second, it aids in increased calorie burn. Third, it is ideal for muscle building.

Take Shorter Rest

The recommended time for a rest period between sets is 30 seconds, but due to our socialising on the phone and in person, we tend to extend the rest period to five minutes. Long rest periods both reduce workout efficacy and increase workout time. So, the next time you work out, put away your phone and socialise after you're done burningthose calories.

Master Bodyweight Exercise

Bodyweight exercises are an excellent way to burn calories and build strength. Gyms are usually crowded, and we have to wait for our turn, but when you only have to perform bodyweight exercises, you can easily save time. Moreover, improving your bodyweight exercises can also improve your athletic performance. 

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