When you work out very often, you quickly get stuck in your habits. You have a certain routine that you perform regularly, and after a while, that routine is much less effective because your body gets used to the exercises you do. That’s the reason why I’m giving you some easy tips to improve your work out and make it more effective. 1. Combine your exercises. Combining exercises is a good way to increase the intensity of your training. Combining is possible with the same muscle groups (several back exercises one after another) or different muscle groups. An example of the last point is to do a leg exercise (leg press/squat) with a back exercise (lat pulldown/pull-ups), whereby you’ll change the exercise per set without taking a rest. These kind of exercises are also known by supersets (two exercises alternately) or giant sets (three or more exercises after each other). When you choose a combination of exercises for the same muscle group, you’ll have as an extra effect taking hold of a muscle group in different ways in a short time. Without rest, it’s possible to deplete all muscles and fiber out of that muscle group. When you choose to do different muscle groups after each other, you’ll force your heart to pump blood from one muscle group to another. Pumping harder means a strong heart, and a strong heart means a better endurance. One to two hours of intensive strength training is as equally beneficial for your lungs and heart as four hours of jogging. The combining of exercises could save you a lot of time, and it also looks interesting. 2. Drop set. Again, you don’t take any rest between your strength training sets. Instead of doing this you finish a set, lower the weight by a few pounds and start with the next set. After that, do it again. With this, your muscles are continuously challenged, and you’ll see results fast! 3. Circuit training This looks like the first tip, but it’s a bit different. Instead of alternating two exercises with each other, you’ll now follow a circuit of all exercises to be performed. Try to take minimal rest between the exercises. When you’ve done all exercises, take some rest (two or three minutes) before you go on with the second round of all exercises. Try it for yourself for a couple of days, and it will definitely improve your workouts!