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The Scientifically Proven 7-Minute Workout
A workout that burns fat, requires little equipment, and takes less than ten minutes? Sounds too good to be true.
A workout recently published in the American College of Sports Medicine’s Health and Fitness Journal isn’t exactly groundbreaking, but we busy Washingtonians may appreciate that it takes just seven minutes, requires barely any equipment, and works the entire body. Now there really are no excuses.
Using high-intensity circuit training, the workout is designed for ultimate fat-burning while performing 12 exercises for 30 seconds each. The fitness trainers who created the workout note that it’s not the best way to gain “absolute” strength, power, or endurance—but if you’re crunched for time, it will serve you well.
But enough of the explanations—we’ll let the workout do the talking for the next seven minutes.
1) Jumping jacks
2) Wall sit
4) Abdominal crunch
5) Step-up onto chair
7) Tricep dip on chair
9) High knees/running in place
11) Pushup and rotation
12) Side plank