Is this seven-minute workout all you need?
Try this 12-move exercise regime that requires no equipment and about seven minutes. The abbreviated workout, published in the May-June issue of the American College of Sports Medicine’s Health & Fitness Journal, also includes lunges, push-ups and triceps dips. The researchers believe it’s an efficient way to get aerobic and strength training in one. Chris Jordan, director of exercise physiology at the Human Performance Institute in Orlando, Fla. and one of the authors of the article, says his abbreviated workout uses simple but challenging moves that create high-intensity intervals. He says that for years, a growing body of research has expanded on the benefits of this “highly efficient” mode of training. “Established research has proven that it works,” says Jordan. Martina Gibala, chair of McMaster University’s department of Kinesiology, says Jordan’s seven minute workout would be useful for many. <bullet> Abdominal crunch <bullet> Step-up onto chair <bullet> Triceps dip on chair
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