Most people go to the gym with the intention to maintain a safe and sound health, better physics and enhanced functionality in everyday life. Training sessions are often quite compressed due to time constraints and it is therefore important to use the time effectively in the gym.
If you do not own a gym for yourself you need to be prepared that there are more people who want to use the equipment available. To sit and wait for a machine, bench or similar equipment to be free is anything but an effective workout.
Plan your workouts so that you easily can adjust the training rotation in case the occasion requires it. Rather than just sit back and wait for other persons to finish their sets; instead go to the next exercise, or do a similar exercise to be as efficient as possible.
It is not often you are as limited so you cannot shift similar exercises in the workout to train at the moment. There is also nothing that says you cannot skip an exercise so that you can perform it a little later in the workout, and do another exercise meanwhile.
A lot of people follow a workout routine that they either put up themselves or have been given from a personal trainer for instance. Because some exercises are more popular than others, however, it is always a high risk that some equipment and weights are more frequently used because of that.
Depending on the particular number of sets you perform for each exercise you’ll probably have a certain division and order of exercises planned a head of time, just make sure you’re flexible in your workout to the benefit for yourself as well as for others.
Mix the muscle groups
Instead of training just one muscle group, you can with advantage mix two or preferably more muscle groups and run every two sets until you have completed the desired number of sets in a so-called super-set. By doing this you’ll also allow other people opportunity to use the same equipment between your sets.
An example of a super-set:
Barbell curl <-> French-press
Hold the time
Have a stopwatch with you on your training, and hold the time efficient by having a limited rest between each set. In this way, it is also easier to see the progression in your workouts, if you do the same work in less time; it means that you’ve developed physically.
The number of people in gyms vary depending on what time you go. In general, there are usually more people at the gym in the afternoon/evening than earlier so if you have the opportunity to train early you can avoid the usually crowded gym and can train the exercises as planned.