Post written by Leo Babauta.

I am only summarizing it here for consideration – please read his entire post over at his website here.   And while these are more for weight lifting, it can apply to any work out plan if you set your mind to it.

It’s possible to get a super-effective workout in 30 minutes, and only do a few workouts a week, if you maximize your workouts.

1. Limit your workouts to 30 – 40 minutes

2. High-intesity workouts

3. Protein

4. Water

5. Carbs

6. Shake before and after workout

7. Slow lifting

8. Heavier weight

9. One set, to failure

10. Compound Exercises

11. Balance Lifting

12. Pick a cardio exercise you enjoy

13. Mix it up

14. Good form

15. Hills

16. Circuits