Maximize Your Workout at Your Busy Gym

It may be New Year’s resolution time—or it might just be that your gym is always packed at 5 a.m. or 5 p.m.—but you can still get an amazing fat-burning workout. The answer: knowledge. Know your options and alternatives and you’ll always be able to maximize your workout, no matter how busy.

The Perfect 30-Minute Workout

Trick No. 1: Pair a dumbbell exercise with a body-weight exercise.

Trick No. 2: Pair an upper-body exercise with a lower-body exercise.

Trick No. 3: Minimize (or eliminate altogether) your use of the bench, with a move like a dumbbell squat and press.

Trick No. 4: Don’t be afraid to press on the floor.

Trick No. 5: Learn how to use a kettlebell properly.

Trick No. 6: Just use body-weight exercises.

Watch these tricks in action by clicking on the video.

Craig Ballantyne is well-known fitness expert and creator of Turbulence Training – a popular high-intensity weight loss system. For more on Craig, visit

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