5 ways to make your workouts more intense

1.    Shorten your rest period - Start by shortening your rests between reps. Many people get demotivated if they have too much of a rest period in between sets. Longer rests periods can also cause your heart rate to slow down, so it's better to keep going.

2.    Increase your weights - For example, if you are aiming for 12 reps and you can easily reach 12 reps thinking it was ‘easy’, you should defiantly think about increasing your weights. This way you will challenge your body to go past its boundary’s. 

3.    Find a training buddy - Training on your own can sometimes become boring. When training with someone else, it can be easier to keep going as you can motivate each other. This always helps to get past the pain of the exercise. They can also correct your technique and help to spot the exercise when you decide to go heavier with the weights.  

4.    Mix it up - One of the biggest mistakes people make while working out is doing the same thing week in, week out. Mixing your training up is a big motivator as it gives you something to look forward too and it challenges you to push yourself out of your comfort zone. 

5.    Don’t spend hours in the gym - Keep your training sessions to 45 minutes to an hour. This way you won’t get bored, and you will stay focused. Many people think you need to spend hours in the gym when really if you are working to your full potential you will only need roughly 45-60 minutes. Again, this depends on how hard you work and how much rest you take.

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