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Fitness in Oregon – How to Consolidate your Fitness Routine?

When it comes to fitness and exercise, there are many ways to plan your fitness program. Many individuals will use excuses such as work, family, traveling of why they cannot exercise. If you can just get a little creative and consolidate your workouts, you can get some amazing results with out having to spend hours in the gym.

If you are willing look at your body in sections, you will be able to really develop some great workouts. For example, one day you are going to do the front side of your body: Chest, Biceps, Abs, Quadriceps and the other day you will do the back side: Back, Glut’s, Hamstrings, Calves, and Shoulders.

The following week you can split your body to upper and lower halves. This would result in one day doing Chest, Shoulders, Back, Biceps & Triceps and the next day do: Quadriceps, Hamstrings, Calves, Ab’s & Glut’s.

When it comes to consolidating your workouts, you want to practice active rest. Meaning, when you do a set of chest press, rather than resting for 30 seconds,  go directly in biceps curls and then do a set of Ab’s. After you finish your abs, you can rest for about 20 seconds, do a set of quad’s and then start the cycle over again. It is sort of like a circuit, but you are decreasing the rest times in order to finish your workout in a shorter amount of time.

Once you get the hang of this, you can start doing compound exercises that involve multiple muscle groups at the same time, which will burn more calories, increase your heart rate and give you a more challenging routine.

Here are two videos on YouTube that shows an example of this:
Routine No. 1

Routine No. 2

Thanks and Good Luck,

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