As summer's end draws near, and the days get shorter and colder, training time seems disappear. Whether it’s school starting up again or just having less daylight, it’s hard to get a solid chunk of time to finish a full workout. Here is a TRX training strategy to help you find a solution so you don’t have to sacrifice your goals this fall.
THE PROS Pros who workout on the TRX Suspension Trainer and TRX Rip Trainer like Drew Brees, Brian Stann and Chris Lieto often execute two-a-day workouts. Whether you’re a pro or the average Jane or Joe, focused training twice a day when combined with clean eating and proper recovery yields big results.
THE REST OF US But few of us get paid to train and it’s often impossible to find a single, uninterrupted hour to train on any given day. Don’t let perfect be the enemy of good. On days when you watch your training time get sucked into a black hole of meetings, errands, social obligations, family time and all the other unplanned chaos life drops on your plate, stay on track with a different twist on two-a-day workouts for the time-crunched.
REDUCE SCOPE On a day when you anticipate you’ll be time-challenged, don’t give up on achieving your training goals. Instead, pick a workout you’ve completed before that you know will take you about 30 minutes to complete.
I know it takes me roughly an hour to complete the workout on Week 11, Day Three in the Tactical Conditioning Program. On a time-crunched day, I can plan to perform the Mobility Module and one circuit through the three specified rounds in this workout, which will take me about 30 minutes to complete.
SPLIT THE DIFFERENCE AGAIN The next step is to split that 30-minute chunk into two smaller, 15-minute workouts. It can be challenging if not impossible to find a full hour to train on a busy day, but we can almost always find two 15-minute gaps in our schedules, and the Suspension Trainer and Rip Trainer allow us to set up and workout just about anywhere to take advantage of these valuable minutes. The beginning and end of your day or lunch often serve as the best times to schedule these mini workouts, but any time you have the time is a good time to get after it.
EXECUTE Now all that’s left to do is complete the workouts. When you reach your first scheduled 15-minute mini-workout, hit it. Later in the day when you hit your second 15-minute chunk of free time, complete the second half of your workout. Free time has a strange way of disappearing, so if your second 15 minutes of free time doesn’t materialize don’t freak out. Instead, reward yourself for making the most of your time and getting in that first 15-minute session. If time allows and you complete your second 15-minute workout, hats off to a job well done. Something is better than nothing.
NO TIME? NO EXCUSES TRX Training can get you the results you want, improve your health and looks and enhance your performance. But unfortunately, it doesn’t give you the ability to control time and space. Try this two-a-day approach to TRX Training to make the most of the time you do have.