Can’t seem to make it to the gym these days, or not seeing the results you hoped for? You might be working your butt off, but it’s the little things that can really make a difference when it comes to exercising. After all, as the saying goes, it’s always better to work smart, not hard.

Effective training is all about being creative, and you probably don’t want to pay hundreds of dollars a month just to get so-so results. If you’re going to be spending your hard-earned money, you should have a hardcore bod to show off at the end of it. Which is where gym hacks come in.

From having a snack before a workout, to keeping active between sets and picking up a new exercise, here are some gym hacks to help maximise every single sweat session.