Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The 7-minute workout everyone has been waiting for


Attention people who have been longing to be fit or do some exercises but can't find time to do it. I'm actually facing a mirror right now while saying this.

Here's a 7-minute workout to shred fat and get in shape, no equipment necessary; thank you science!

To good to be true? Well, an article in the May-June issue of the American College of Sports Medicine’s Health & Fitness Journal featured 12 exercises deploying only body weight, a chair and a wall, it fulfills the latest mandates for high-intensity effort, which essentially combines a long run and a visit to the weight room into about seven minutes of steady discomfort. And it's all based on science.

According to the study of Scientists at McMaster University in Canada, even a few minutes of training at an intensity approaching your maximum capacity produces molecular changes within muscles comparable to those of several hours of running or bike riding. (Wow! So that just totally ruined my plan to invest in a bike--- ruined in a good way)

The exercises should be performed in rapid succession, allowing 30 seconds for each, while, throughout, the intensity hovers at about an 8 on a discomfort scale of 1 to 10, the study says. Those seven minutes should be, in a word, unpleasant. The upside is, after seven minutes, you’re done. (I can performed this even faster than my wife doing his hair in the morning.)

How effective is this? There's only one way to find out: just do it (With no intentions of promoting Nike, of course. Which I think I just did.)

Reference and source of image: well.blogs.nytimes.com

3 comments:

David Smit said...

We developed a website to assist people with doing the workout: http://www.7-min.com

We also developed an iPhone/iPad App: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/7-min-workout/id657369636?mt=8&uo=4

Give these a go and let us know what you think!

tin said...

Thanks for sharing this, Ricahard :)

Richard Mamuyac said...

@David... Thanks for the info

@Tin... tnx for visiting my blog