So, some people feel that if they only do short exercise 30min-1hr sessions, the time it takes to see a result is going to be longer. People can easily spend up to 2 hours in the gym trying to achieve their fitness goals.
So how is a short session, for example, a Personal training session at Fierce Fit, actually better than a long gym session?Mindset
Your mindset is one of the main factors when it comes to working out. Thinking you have to go to the gym for 2 hours every other day can often put you off and make you dread going to work out. However, if you know that you can just spend an hour with one of the personal trainers at Fierce Fit once or twice a week and see the same results, if not better, then you are more likely to enjoy your sessions and work harder!
You may also find that the thought of a two-hour workout can completely put you off going and you will tend to keep pushing it back. So were you supposed to attend the gym 4 times that week, it then turns into 3… then 2… then 1… then maybe even none at all- Now you’re not going to achieve any goals doing that!
When you work out for long periods of time, your appetite can increase massively because your body needs more energy to sustain the pressure for such a long amount of time.
You will also then start to have these ‘cheat days’… you will think you deserve to have 2 pieces of cake, a chocolate bar and 3 bags of crisps because you went to the gym for 2 hours 3 times last week. This is just going to make your more fatigued and of course, unhealthy!
A shorter workout will mean even though you will be working extra hard, your body doesn’t need as much energy to keep up with the pressure you would be putting on it for such a long amount of time.Working hard!
Within a long workout, you will tend to do 10-15mins here and there but not really push your body to its limit and work really hard. Yes, you will be tired following your workout, but that’s not necessarily because you have worked hard, it’s because you have worked for too long!
Shorter, more intense workouts will allow you to push your body to its limit in order to make you work hard to see more results.
Training for 2 hours a day is going to put you more at risk of injury. Your body is going to get tired and fatigued, weakening your muscles and allowing more chances of injury. All that’s going to do is set back your goals!
If you are only doing short sessions, you won’t be overloading your body and causing a massive build-up of fatigue. That way, you are less likely to become injured and can achieve your goals safely.
Obviously, there are going to be people that prefer to go on a nice long run but don’t feel you have to do this to see results!