Ever feel like you’re working out hard, but your workout isn’t working as hard for you? Turn to Barry’s Bootcamp CEO (and Well+Good Council member) Joey Gonzalez, who has an incredible ability to maximize the results of any given sweat session. Here, Gonzalez shares his secrets for getting more from your next workout—and his one simple-but-brilliant hack for strength training.
Between my job as CEO of Barry’s Bootcamp, my entrepreneurial work with Au Fudge, and being a husband and father, I usually pack a lot into each day. So I’m all about efficiency, and of course, that goes for my workout, too.
Now, you probably have your own definition of an efficient workout. For a lot of people, it means burning up a bunch of calories. (Maybe you use a fitness tracker for just this purpose.) But that’s not how I judge the worth of a workout, personally. To me, efficiency is defined by the desired result. If you’re someone looking to put on muscle, for instance, your version of an efficient workout will be much different than if you’re someone looking to drop body fat and get toned.
Don’t assume that cardio alone is the best way to reach your goals.
So the first question you need to ask yourself is this: What are my fitness goals and aspirations? Then do some investigating, either with a trainer or online, to…