You know the expression, “Work smarter, not harder,” but have you ever actually applied that mentality to your workout routine? You should. After all, why work out at the gym for an hour when a high intensity training for a few minutes can help you lose just as much weight and build your muscle drastically faster?

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With that in mind, this list of 17 ways to be more productive at the gym could save you both time and effort so you can spend more time in your bathing suit and less time at the gym training to get in said bathing suit.

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While many of the suggestions are pretty basic, like staying hydrated and avoiding distractions, practicing the entire list at once is sure to get you in and out of the gym in record time and feeling great.

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