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Fitness Friday: How to Make the Most of Your Time in the Gym

Julianna Foster / Daily Bruin

Do you ever feel like you don’t have enough time to get everything that you want to get done at the gym?  You don’t have to spend hours at the gym to build fitness, nor do you have to skip a workout because you feel like you won’t have enough time to get a good one in anyway. These four tips will help you get the most bang for your minutes at the gym, while still getting in a great workout. (more…)

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Fitness Friday: 5 Machines You Don’t Know How to Use at the Gym

There are a lot of strange-looking machines in the gym. Contraptions that look complicated and seem difficult to figure out how to use, so you just avoid them entirely. We’ve all had that moment where you’ve gone to use a machine, can’t for the life of you figure it out, and in a moment of embarrassment, give up on using it after fiddling around with the levers for entirely too long.

That’s why Mojo put together this post with a couple machines that you may not know how to use in the gym (coincidentally they’re the ones that are open the most often – three cheers for no wait times!). (more…)

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Fitness Friday: Around-Campus Workout

With this Sunday being Easter, it’s only fitting that you go on an Easter egg hunt. But this year, instead of hunting for chocolates, why not do a “workout” hunt? Cheesy as it sounds, this around-campus workout is no joke. It’s the perfect way to mix up your usual running or strength routine. You’ll run to each spot, and perform an exercise there for one minute before moving onto the next spot. (more…)

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Fitness Friday: Track Workout

10-minute track workout

Fun fitness fact: Did you know that consistent high intensity work for 4-10 minutes will improve your ability to do 20-40 minutes of lower intensity endurance activity?

In other words, you could do just 4-10 minutes of hard work and gain more fitness than you would if you spent 30 minutes on a steady state cardio machine. We college students are always complaining about not having enough time… so why not save 20 minutes on your workout while still gaining fitness?

Today’s track workout combines running with a few other exercises to help increase your strength while getting a cardio workout in as well. When you’re working, you’re working as hard as you can for that interval. The workout will take anywhere from 10-15 minutes to complete, depending on your fitness level. The rest period is not designed for you to completely recover – by not fully recovering from each round, you’ll have to work harder. (more…)

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