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5 Ways to Get Faster Results in the Gym

You need to work hard, but you also need to work smart.
How to Get Better Resutls in the Gym

You wake up, shower, eat a light protein-packed breakfast, and head to the gym. You spend an hour fast-walking on the treadmill, bulk up on the chest press machine, do a few sets of curls, lunge to exhaustion, and head home. You repeat that same routine daily. And you—get this—may not even see the results you want. “People who just go through the motions, doing the same workout over and over again each week, don’t make progress,” says Craig Ballantyne, CTT, owner of CB Athletic Consulting, Inc. “In order to see results your body needs a new training stimulus.”

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Here’s the key: work out for less time at a more intense pace. “A new program puts new demands on the body,” says Ballantyne. “The body reacts by changing—think muscle growth, increased strength, and improved aerobic capacity.”  It’s easy to transition from fitness beginner to a relatively fit workout enthusiast in 8-12 weeks, but for more tone and definition, you’ll need that extra boost. Use the tips below to surpass the plateau and amp up your routine.

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