Too little time to work out? Chunk it, don’t chuck it

This morning I was hitting my emails and found my daily inspiration from Zach Even-Esh, the Underground Strength Coach. He was talking about a topic that hits hard both as a fitness coach and as someone who wants/needs to stay in shape myself – too little time to work out.
He made an important distinction: he spoke of having little time, as opposed to NO time and that makes all the difference in the world.
“I don’t have an hour to devote to working out; I’m just too busy” OK, how about 30 minutes? How about 10 minutes? How about 5 minutes? C’mon…you’ve got 5 minutes every now and then throughout your day.
What can you do in 5 minutes? Well, let’s see…a whole LOT of pushups or body-weight squats or triceps dips or a combination of those three.

How about some ab/core work? 5 minutes can be a loooooong time if you’re doing good solid ab/core exercises.
Zach used a great term – chunking – taking small chunks of time and doing one or more movements. Over the course of a day you’ll probably get in more than a half hour and you’ll beat the cycle of having those “too busy to train” days.
Give it a shot and be sure to head over to Zach’s website
While you’re there, sign up for his underground strength ejournal.

Time spent with Zach is always time well-spent

About zolfw

I am an avid trail runner and fitness enthusiast, an accomplished cook, a lover of cinema and literature (although I read everything from graphic novels to professional psychology tomes, neither extreme being literature in the strict sense) . I am a retired Health and Wellness Coach. I am a husband, father, grandfather, and uncle.
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