What is the most effective gym routine?

I suggest two days of cardio, two days of strength and one day of HIIT. For cardiovascular exercise, you can do the elliptical machine, cycling, treadmill, outdoor jogging, or even a rowing machine. For strength training, you can use dumbbells, your own body weight, or other equipment, such as kettlebells. Split workouts involve dividing the muscles worked throughout the week, so that each workout focuses on an area of the body or on a type of exercise, for example, doing a day for the upper body, a day for the legs, or doing push exercises one day and traction exercises the other.

Nobody goes to the gym hoping for moderate results. You want to get 100% out of every repetition, race and hard-earned drop of sweat. Fortunately for you, scientists and researchers want the same thing. Here, 13 incredibly efficient strategies, courtesy of the latest research, to get the most benefit from each of your workouts.

Plus, having a gym buddy (or two) can provide you with additional motivation and encouragement to stick with your training plan.

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