7 Minute Workout

by Jan 19, 2014
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If you’re crazy busy and (like us TWOP girls) finding time to go to the gym is a challenge, then have no fear, The 7 Minute Workout is here! “How can seven minutes possibly be enough to make a difference?!” I hear you cry as you shovel chocolate into your mouth, but I can ensure you, dear reader, it is.

A friend of mine introduced me to this workout while on a group holiday last year. He assured me that seven minutes of intense (note, I don’t say ‘easy’) training is better than going to the gym. To my disbelief I Googled this crazy idea and found 12 simple exercises of high-intensity interval training which often use props such as chairs and walls (we all have them right?!), can be more successful than over an hour in the gym . Based on scientific research, it can provide you with a full body workout and although this may seem like a breeze, it’s pretty tough. But for only 7 minutes a day, who can complain?

It’s important that the exercises are performed in rapid succession, allowing 30 seconds for each and in the order shown below. I am not going to lie, these seven minutes should be unpleasant, but it wouldn’t work if they weren’t! Remember: pain is weakness leaving the body.

Here’s what you need to do:

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I found it easier to follow the workout on an app because it helps you get the timings right (there are various free apps for your tablet or phone, but I found this one to be the most effective). Or alternatively if you want to follow the session online try this site. Good luck!

Words by – NJ

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About Natalie Jahangiry

Natalie is half Persian with a Geordie accent. Although small in stature, she makes up for it with a big personality! As a Graphic Designer you will often find Natalie gushing about her passion for all things creative and sharing her ideas with everyone and anyone who will listen. If she’s not decorating her house you will find her cooking up recipes from her foodie family or propped up in a cocktail bar in town.