A scientific 7 minute workout from the NY Times.
Lets face it, many of you are probably quite busy at your jobs and taking care of your children, or just yourself. Fitting in exercise, while necessary sometimes just is difficult to do.
Currently, the data seems to suggest that you can get a great benefit from high intensity exercise in under 10 minutes if you perform it three times per week. Here is a well thought out exercises plan courtesy of the NY Times.
Check out this great article from the NY Times
The Scientific 7-Minute Workout
By Gretchen Reynolds May 9, 2013
Exercise science is a fine and intellectually fascinating thing. But sometimes you just want someone to lay out guidelines for how to put the newest fitness research into practice.
An article in the May-June issue of the American College of Sports Medicine”™s Health & Fitness Journal does just that. In 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 “” all of it based on science.
“œThere”™s very good evidence” that high-intensity interval training provides “œmany of the fitness benefits of prolonged endurance training but in much less time,” says Chris Jordan, the director of exercise physiology at the Human Performance Institute in Orlando, Fla., and co-author of the new article.