Busy Girls — Here's How to Cut Your Work-Out Time in Half!



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From her laid-back, effortless style to a fresh, ahead-of-the-trend beauty aesthetic, Lauren Conrad is a girl after our own heart. So, each week, the born-and-bred California girl and editor-in-chief of LaurenConrad.com will share with us her insider secrets and personal musings. Plus, check out her visually stunning guest pinning here! Next up, Lauren shows us how to cut our time at the gym in half.

Any busy girl knows that it can be hard to squeeze in a workout with a schedule that’s packed to the brim. Trust me, I’m the expert on hectic schedules. Sometimes I can only set aside a quick 30 minutes for my daily dose of exercise. When I’m in a pinch for time, I like to make my trip to the gym worth every minute. When you find yourself in said situation, I have a trick that will help you to maximize your short workout: interval training.

You’ll want to get sweating as fast as possible, and the best way to do this is to do 3-5 minutes on the treadmill in between each rep you do. To find out how to do a 1-hour workout in 30 minutes, take a peek at the breakdown below…

Treadmill Interval Training

Treadmill Warm Up: 3 Minutes
Push-Ups On Knees: 3 Minutes
Treadmill at 6.0 Speed: 5 Minutes
Jump-Change Lunges: 3 Minutes
Treadmill at 6.5 Speed: 5 Minutes
Sumo Squats: 3 Minutes
Treadmill at 7.0 Speed: 5 Minutes
Sit Ups and Bicycle Crunches: 3 Minutes

This workout will work all the muscles groups in your body: legs, butt, arms, abs. And, you will be getting your cardio in, too. I like interval training like this because it burns fat and builds muscle. It will also rev up your metabolism, so you will be burning calories all day long.

Do you have any other fit tips for making the most out of a 30-minute workout?

XO Lauren

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