Farrell’s Tip of the Day: Don’t wait in line to put your gear away!

21 Jul

At the end of resistance training classes, don’t wait in line to put your bands/Xerbar away. Put in an extra 50 crunches or situps; do some V-Ups, whatever.

Or, if you get there a few minutes early, do the same.

You’re there anyway. You got up early (probably) to be there. Don’t just stand in line. Don’t just sit on the mat waiting for something to happen.

You can burn an extra 50-100 calories in 10 minutes or so (if you did this for 5 min before, 5 min after class). That adds up to as much as 6000 calories in 10 weeks, almost an extra two pounds lost (7000 calories burned = 2 pounds lost). And you don’t have to spend any extra time there to get it.

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