Friday, February 17, 2012

Quick--but challenging


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

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