Friday, February 17, 2012
We know, we know—it takes time to get to the gym, easy to make excuses. But now researchers at McMaster University have found a way to exercise 20 mins twice a week and get fit.
It’s a variation on interval exercising—fast and hard followed by slow or a rest period.
In this case, it’s one minute of strenuous exertion (90% of max heart rate), followed by a minute of recovery. Repeat 9 times.
Sound too good to be true? Well, first, 90% of max heart rate means SWEATY and HARD.
But yes, both fit and unfit volunteers showed significant improvement to health and wellness.
I bet this is not as carefree as it sounds. I have written about SuperSlow—hold weight poses for 10 seconds—it kicks drill instructor booty.
Has anyone tried this?
Read more here: http://dailynews.mcmaster.ca/story.cfm?id=6654