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A new 12-step exercise regime that involves a chair, a wall and your body weight is promising to cut down lengthy workout times. It’s just seven minutes long but the tradeoff is that it smarts a bit. An article in the May-June issue of the American College of Sports Medicine’s Health & Fitness Journal says the dozen exercises — such as basic jumping Jacks, wall sits and squats — fulfill the equivalent of a long run and a visit to the weight room, all based on science. “There’s very good evidence that high intensity interval training provides many of the fitness benefits of prolonged endurance training in much less time,” Chris Jordan, the director of exercise physiology at the Human Performance Institute in Orlando, Fla., and co-author of the article told the New York Times. Photos View gallery
Everyone knows exercise plays an important role in our general health, but whether its a lack of motivation, the need to travel to the gym, the cost of equipment, or simply know-how, these supposed obstacles often stand in our way. In reality, all you need is yourself. Here's how you can get a full-body workout with nothing but your body.
Posted by Cags R under Fitness & Training on 12 Dec 2012 at 12:00 AM You know the song, just this time you'll be sweating a bit more for the 12 days... On the first day of fitness, my Tribesports set to me, A challenging 1 minute plank. On the second day of fitness, my Tribesports set to me, 2 minute wall squat and a challenging 1 minute plank. On the third day of fitness, my Tribesports set to me, 3 minute bridge, 2 minute wall squat and a challenging 1 minute plank.
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One thing’s for sure—you won’t see any boring biceps curls on this list of best exercises for the New Year. Top trainers are going to ring in 2012 focused on building functional strength with minimal equipment, and targeting multiple muscle groups with every move. Integrate the following 12 moves into your routine and you’ll end up with a workout that’s just as efficient as it is effective, meaning less time in the gym and more time to work on your other goals—like nabbing that promotion, reading more, or taking up a new hobby. Even if this year is going to be your busiest, there’s no reason why it can’t also be your fittest. ( Search: How to save time in the gym ) VIDEO: Short on time?