1. Train Every Day
I strongly feel that you should train every day. Let's say that you only put in 5 minutes a day into training – you might think that it doesn't do much. But imagine if you took away 5 minutes a day from brushing your teeth each day! Try this…if you are busy, make a few minutes each day.
2. Be efficient
So when you don't have a lot of time, the best thing that I suggest you do is focus on the "Train State". This means you are optimizing and maintaining. Think of it like a pencil that is slowly getting duller – you are focused on keeping it sharp. Efficient training means that you have a mission to maximize what little time you have. Break your style in core elements and focus on these core elements in your training sessions. By focusing on your fundamentals, it will extend itself to most of the techniques that you do. When you have more time, then start playing mad scientist and explore more deeply.
3. Train Intensely
Not all minutes are equal. A 3 minute walk to the park is different than when I'm standing in front of a crowd of 10,000 and performing for 3 minutes. When you only have a few minutes to train… Efficient training, yes…but also train to your full capacity. This means that your focusing and placing full awareness on your training session. A 15 minute intense training session usually beats a 1 hour half-hearted training session. Just imagine…if you're weightlifting and can lift a 50 pound weight, why bother with a half hearted 5 pound attempt? Go for growth.
There you have it! Three simple tips for training that should greatly improve your sessions, even if you only have a few minutes.