Read the Original – The Scientific 7-Minute Workout – The New York Times

Here’s the original, now classic NYT article on The Scientific 7-Minute Workout. It reports that in 12 exercises deploying only body weight, a chair and a wall, it fulfills the latest mandates for high-intensity effort, which essentially combines a long run and a visit to the weight room into about seven minutes of steady discomfort — all of it based on science.

Source: The Scientific 7-Minute Workout – The New York Times

I live in Cyprus and in July and August, it’s too hot to go to the gym – I don’t like training with aircon.

I first started 7-Minute Workout about two years ago but ankle and back injuries caused me to stop. I’m seventy next birthday and this is not a novice’s program – it’s tough and because some of the exercises are high impact, it can be risky if you have injuries. After a rigorous back and ankle strengthening regime, I’ve recently restarted the 7 Minute Workout. I should add that I’m probably seven pounds (circa three kilo) lighter than two years ago – I’ve been following a low-carb diet to keep my glucose levels under control. To my surprise, I found the basic  7 Minute Workout easier than two years ago and have progressed to three circuits. I exercise bare-footed on my yoga mat, which helps with the high impact exercises. Another difference from two years ago, as part of a warm-up routine, I skip for a minimum of five minutes.

Have you given it a try?



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