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University of Southern California Official Athletic Site. Musculoskeletal system of the human body. Home | Physician and Sportsmedicine. - Official Site of the National Football League. Mike Boyle's 5 Tips for More Effective Workouts | STACK. Think back to your last workout. There’s a good chance a lot of your time was spent doing absolutely nothing. Yes, resting between exercises is important, but you can use that valuable time to get more work done without extending your time in the weight room. Elite strength coach Mike Boyle, co-founder of Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning (Woburn, Massachusetts), recommends the following five strategies to make your workouts more efficient and effective.

Check out the video player above for a demonstration of each strategy. 1. Supersets After an exercise set, you need to recover before starting your next set. RELATED: The 5 Best Supersets for Athletes 2. Performing an exercise and immediately doing a complementary one works more muscle groups in the same amount of time as one exercise and increases the metabolic challenge. Boyle provides instruction for the Dumbbell Clean and Front Squat combo, but you can create many more exercise combos on your own. 3. 4. 5. Sports and Fitness Science.