Geek Fit: Exercise the Scientific Way

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A scientific study was published in the American College of Sports Medicine’s Health and Fitness Journal outlining why interval training is good for you. In short, they’ve devised a 7 minute circuit that will provide you with the aerobic and resistance training usually provided in a much longer workout.

You can see the circuit above, or read their study to learn more about it. Each exercise should be done for 30 seconds, with a 10 second break in between. The circuit can be repeated 2-3 times, giving you a full workout in under 30 minutes.

I’ll be trying this out tonight. Will you join me? Let me know in the comments!

Source: The New York Times


  1. I’m currently nursing an injury, but I’ll join you as soon as I’m healed!

  2. This is well-timed as I’ve been looking for a good (and efficient) workout routine that I can easily add to my sometimes hectic schedule. I’m gonna give this a go. Thanks!

  3. Woohoo! Let me know what you both think of it when you try it. And Nicole, get better soon!

  4. I’m in!

    I just found your site and love it!

  5. I tried it last night and could only half-ass my way through one circuit! I’m defiantly going to do it again.

  6. Late to the party, but I did try this. A lot of the movies were already part of my workout, but the biggest challenge was just switching up and setting up for each move and getting done in 7 minutes with limited space. It does kick your ass though if that’s what you are looking for.

  7. This is almost exactly the workout that I already do! Except I do yoga first and don’t time anything.

  8. Nice! I can definitely see a bit of yoga being a great addition to this workout.

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