Try antagonistic training and cut your workout time in half
There's only so much time in the day -- and, again, those of us who aren’t personal trainers don't get paid to be there. That's why Jacob Boly, certified personal trainer for The Vitamin Shoppe, recommends maximizing your time with antagonistic training, a form of training that focuses on hitting opposite muscle groups in one set. That means two exercises -- like a bench press paired with a row -- make a full set.
"As long as you take consistent rests in between sets, this training method works because you're not overly fatiguing one muscle group, since you're working opposite muscles," Boly says. "Also, you're saving time by incorporating the same amount of volume with less waiting around in between."
Have a playlist for every occasion
"For cycling, I sort things by beats per minute and tempo for hills, jogs, and flats -- this separation can translate into different types of workouts you do on your own," Arndt says. "Find your running pace and then create a playlist from there. If you're doing reps of something, choosing songs with a steady BPM can help you time and power through your sets."