SEVEN MINUTES For God’s Sake

Did you work out yet today? Yeah, no totally, I’m sure it was like, ugh, IMPOSSIBLE to get up earlier, cause like, you already have to be up so EARLY, and then after work, it was like, ugh, so TIRED, and just, it’s really TOUGH to find time you know? Yeah, no totally.

YES THAT IS EXACTLY IT.

I hear you. I wish there were some sort of like, really efficient fat burning method, or way to burn calories even when you AREN’T working out, or even like some sort of low-impact workout to help you EASE into that shit you know, cause working out can be intimidating. So terrible that those don’t exist, bro.

I SEE WHAT YOU DID THERE.

OH DO YOU. Well if that veritable WEALTH of workout knowledge embedded in a carefully selected sea blue hyperlink indicator isn’t enough to get you moving, then a revolutionary (summary blog) article, based on a revolutionary (similar to other research) study, should WAKE YOU UP.  I’m talking NEW YORK TIMES, SON. And that Grey Lady is talking just SEVEN MINUTES for a full body workout fit for a king. And those seven minutes were devised by SCIENCE. Get. Into it.

WELL, I WENT FOR A 10-MINUTE WALK, SO.

Nope. That’s not what Science wants. Science wants you to take what you’ve learned about high intensity interval training, and circuit training, and combine them into a 30 seconds on, 10 seconds off combination that is maybe a miserable workout but whatever it’s over in SEVEN MINUTES and then you can start your day.  You can’t even fast forward your way through a New Girl episode in seven minutes. I’m talking PRACTICALLY ZERO MINUTES if you are rounding by the half hour. And all you need are a chair, a wall, and your body. Now, I haven’t been to where you live, but I’m willing to bet that it has all of those things in it.

WELL WHAT ABOUT THE BENEFITS

Well we’ve talked about the benefits of exercise in general. Now watch out for this quote from the Grey Lady HERSELF, based on research found by SCIENTISTS: “…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.”

Did you hear that.

These seven minutes of (moderate to high) discomfort are comparable to SEVERAL HOURS of running.

Here is the full workout, in picture form, courtesy of NYTimes.com, for your fitnessing pleasure. Do each exercise for 30 seconds, stop and catch your breath for 10 (ONLY 10!) seconds, and move to the next workout. Then take a shower and go to work like a boss cause you just NAILED IT.

Werk it out.

Werk it out.

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4 comments
  1. palma said:

    i totally did it this morning! im going to print it out at work so i can keep it around.

    • Yes! That is awesome gurl! You’ll probably also make a bunch of new friends at the office when they stop to ask you about your cool new artwork.

    • Coralie said:

      Heck yeah this is exaclty what I needed.

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