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The Scientific 7-Minute Workout

The Scientific 7-Minute Workout
Photo Editors’ note: Here’s one of our favorite stories from the archives with a helpful tip for Smarter Living. For a greater challenge, see “The Advanced 7-Minute Workout.” And download our new, free 7-Minute Workout App for your phone, tablet or other device. 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. “There’s very good evidence” that high-intensity interval training provides “many 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. Interval training, though, requires intervals; the extremely intense activity must be intermingled with brief periods of recovery.

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Butt Workouts V Shape A V-shaped butt is full on top and wide on the sides but disappears lower down as the butt muscle approaches the top of the thigh. The trick to enhancing this shape is ensuring the entire buttocks muscle gets a workout. You won’t find any better advice for doing that than from original Buns of Steel star, Tamilee Webb. Webb’s favorite exercise for rounding out a V is called the Step Up. Find a stair or aerobic step bench that’s high enough so that when you step on it, your knee is at a 45-degree angle to your hip. Start by standing in front of the step, feet hip-width apart.

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uk.businessinsider Rather than splurging on a new gym membership in 2015, try out a fitness app that gives you the benefits of a sweaty bike ride and a trip to the weight room in 7 minutes. Originally envisioned by a personal trainer and an exercise physiologist, the 7-minute workout app builds on new research suggesting that short spurts of intense exercise can provide long lasting benefits comparable to longer, more grueling regimens. Anyone can use the app — all it takes is a smartphone, a spare wall, and a chair. Long Distance Walking Advice [Index of Walks] General The are lots of walking tips available in almost any walking magazine or book, so it is not my intention to repeat all of these here. Instead I will concentrate on the things I have found from my own personal experiences, particularly those relating to long distance walking, rather than walking in general, although there is obviously a large overlap between the two.

Exercise your legs sexy Posted by Cags R under Fitness & Training on 21 November 2012 at 1:00 AM With the holiday season fast approaching, you want to make sure your thighs and calves look hot in the tights for your elf costume - right fellas? That's why this week we're challenging you to this fast and effective bodyweight workout which will strengthen your legs - and as we all know, strong is sexy! 3 Moves, 3 Recipes: Your Super-Easy Slim-Down Plan Hi, Byrdie readers! It's Karena and Katrina from Tone It Up with your fall slim-down plan. The holidays can be a tricky time to stay healthy. There are so many sweet treats and get-togethers that keeping to a fit lifestyle can be challenging. Katrina and I both love the holidays, and we didn’t want to feel deprived this season. If you feel the same, then enter our #TIU31 Day Challenge Meal Plan!

3D Printed Cast Speeds Bone Recovery Using Ultrasound A new prototype brings together 3D printing, room to breathe and ultrasound pulses to create a cast that is not only comfortable and stylish to wear but is expected to speed healing relative to existing options. However, despite success in vitro and promising results from clinical studies LIPUS has not been widely adopted, partly because the measured benefit has varied across trials, in some cases appearing too small to justify the effort. Where LIPUS currently involves a daily session at a medical clinic, Deniz Karasahin added a portable ultrasound generator to the cast. "For single 20 minute daily sessions this system promises to reduce the healing process up to 38% and increase the heal rate up to 80% in non-union fractures," he has claimed, using figures from the top of the ranges produced in trials of LIPUS without changing cast technology.

HIGH-INTENSITY CIRCUIT TRAINING USING BODY WEIGHT: Maximum R... : ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal At the Human Performance Institute, Division of Wellness and Prevention, Inc., in Orlando, FL, our clients are high-performing professionals from a variety of industries. These men and women face incessant demands on their time, along with the pressure to perform at high levels and balance their careers and personal lives. From our work with elite performers, we have learned that managing energy is the key to sustaining high performance. However, when facing seemingly infinite demands, one’s ability to manage and expand physical energy can be severely compromised. This can result in persistent fatigue (physical, but also emotional and mental) and a growing level of disengagement with one’s career, family, friends, and personal well-being, which can ultimately lead to performance failure. Traditionally, resistance training often is performed separately from aerobic training — typically on two or three nonconsecutive days each week.

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