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No doubt you’ve heard this phrase before because it’s relevant and powerful in every area of life: “Work smarter not harder.”

You wouldn’t want to work more hours for the same amount of money, so why would you workout longer in a way that produces a lesser result?

I’ve seen it over and over again in a gym: the cardio machine people head to their machine of choice for 45 minutes to an hour. The upper body people (usually guys) do their same curls and bench press routine. Yogis go to yoga.

All of this is fine, no judgement here. But if the goal is a combination of health, a lean body, confidence, stamina, strength, and flexibility, there’s a better and more efficient way.

Traditional workouts tend to take 60-90 minutes to get through all parts of a circuit including cardio or something like a yoga class. I believe ALL forms of fitness, like yoga, are totally viable and should certainly be incorporated.

However, if the goal is what’s listed above, you should try our combined true Functional Strength & HIIT workouts (High Intensity Interval Training) – you’ll burn crazy amounts of fat in a fraction of the time, get stronger, reduce the chance of overuse injuries, and achieve all of those potential goals listed above.

In addition to switching up the type of exercise you perform for best results, here are a few other fitness pointers:

=> Change it up! Doing the same routine over and over again is going to hinder progress and visible results.

=> Make it a habit – you’re far better off exercising 3-4 days per week consistently than going 7 days in a row one week and taking the next 2-4 weeks off because you went too hard too soon…

=> Fuel your performance – Be sure to get the right food into your body before and after your workouts. This is a MUST

=> Focus on your form ALWAYS for best results and to prevent injury! Less reps with great, quality form beats more reps with bad form every single day, 24/7-365 days a year. Like I say around here “I’m not interested in the amount of reps you can do POORLY”

=> Make sure there is a strength component to your workout, as it provides the greatest overall benefits for the short and long term!

Here at Movimento Fitness, we practice true Functional Strength Training meant to meet you at your current level, and progress you safely over time towards your desired goal!