Premium Partners

Fit in 60 Seconds: New Book Touts One-Minute Workout

AthleticBusiness.com has partnered with LexisNexis to bring you this content.

Copyright 2017 N.Y.P. Holdings, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
The New York Post
Mackenzie Dawson

Most people think getting fit takes a lot of time. But a new book called "The One Minute Workout: Science Shows a Way To Get Fit That's Smarter, Faster, Shorter," by Martin Gibala (Avery, out now), claims that's not true.

While the title is a little misleading - the "one minute" refers to 60 seconds of high-intensity exercise, spaced out among additional warmup and cool-down time - the gist of the book is that high-intensity interval training leads to substantial benefits.

Gibala's research found that a single minute's worth of intense exercise, done three times a week, gives ordinary people (i.e., not professional athletes) the same cardio-respiratory benefits as 135 minutes (45 minutes, three times a week) of traditional endurance training.

Want to hack your workout? Warm up with some light physical activity at an easy pace, then blast through a 20-second sprint with everything you've got.

Rest with a bit of low-intensity movement for another minute or two, and then blast through another 20-second sprint. Repeat the cycle until you've done three sprints, cool down for two minutes, and - boom - you're done.

 
February 21, 2017
 
 
 

 

Copyright © 2017 LexisNexis, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Terms and Conditions Privacy Policy
AB Show 2022 in Orlando
AB Show is a solution-focused event for athletics, fitness, recreation and military professionals.
Learn More
AB Show
Buyer's Guide
Information on more than 3,000 companies, sorted by category. Listings are updated daily.
Learn More
Buyer's Guide