The “High-Intensity Circuit Training Using Body Weight: Maximum Results With Minimal Investment” report earlier this year taught thousands of people how to perform an intense but short set of powerful exercises. We’ve collected 7 apps that will help you do the workout on any device.
If you have a desk job, this equipment-free routine can help you stay fit. The New York Times interviewed Human Performance Institute director of exercise physiology Chris Jordan, getting advice on how to best perform this seven minute workout. Check it out:
The exercises should be performed in rapid succession, allowing 30 seconds for each, while, throughout, the intensity hovers at about an 8 on a discomfort scale of 1 to 10, Mr. Jordan says. Those seven minutes should be, in a word, unpleasant. The upside is, after seven minutes, you’re done.
7 Free Apps for the 7 Minute Workout
7MIN workout timer (iOS): This is one of the best workouts for weight loss according to a recent article in LWW journal. It only takes 7 minutes 2-3 times per week! App includes a reminder feature to help you remember to work out weekly.
7 Minute Workout (iOS): “12 high intensity bodyweight exercises. 30 seconds per exercise, 10 seconds rest between exercises.
7 Minute Workout “Seven” with High Intensity Interval Training Challenge (iOS): “Just like your favorite video game, Seven starts you off with three lives. Skip a day and lose a heart, but miss 3 workouts in a month and your progress resets to zero and it’s game over! Work out every day for 7 months to achieve 100% and become a 7/7 champion.”
7 Minute Workout (Google Play): “12 exercises, 3 required items (yourself, a chair, a wall), and 7 minutes is all you need to start getting in shape again!”
7min Full Workout (Google Play): “This app helps you to perform this 7 minutes full workout (12 exercices), by providing you a timer and a log. ”
7 Minute Workout (Windows): “the premiere companion app for the popular 12-exercise workout that maximizes your results in minimum time. In as little as 7 minutes per day, you can be on your way to achieving your fitness goals!
7 Minutes Workout (Windows): “With this popular 12-step exercise program you can achieve good results in minimum time. This app gives you the instructions, tracks the time, and gives you visual, audible (speech) and tactile feedback on rest and exercise periods.”