1,3,4,5,6,7 are great five minute sessions – but 2, is in my opinion asking for trouble. Push up and also, to a degree, pull ups, are serious weight bearing exercises and in my book shouldn’t be carried out without first doing mobility exercises to mobilise all the major joints of the body, and a pulse raising activity. This whole thing should take no more than 5 minutes, but without them, you risk very sore joints and muscles and mabe pulled muscles, which is always a possibility if you start any excises from cold. If I’m wrong on this I’d welcome a Sparkpeople expert to explain why.
I love the short workout concept. It's a great way to get started. Or, restart after an injury. I used Jorge Cruise's 8 minutes in the morning and Rick Bradley's Quick Fit to get me going again. AND, according to the Spark People fitness tracker, that was 720 calories a week I wasn't burning before.
ok. i have add this to my favorite and was just concentrating on workout 1 for a week. Cus i want to improve on my breathing. ANd i have to admit that this is a good idea. I feel better and i think next week i am going increase my workout 1 to 2 mins each and then continue to workout 2.
I hope in long run i will improve a lot. i know i will as long as God shine His light on me.
1/28/2008 12:16:40 PM
Super article....these 5-10 minute workouts are incredible....... I combined the first exercise workouts and it was an awesome 30 minute workout.....I can see how each one on its own every morning would give you a shot of energy... I would recommend this article be read by everyone new to spark people...... What a welcome :)
1/18/2008 10:26:00 AM
This is a great article and also very encouraging for me!
This is how I started my exercise habit, with 5 minutes stationary bike. Now I love it and do 40 minutes 6 days a week, despite the fact that I have arthritis and can't walk far, so I have to use a mobility scooter or car to get around outside.
Thank you for this article. I can honestly say I find myself in all these sineroes at one time or another, through the last 30 years. Good to know that now I'm on the right track and if'n I fall off I van just pick myself up and get back on track.
This is EXACTLY what my program teaches. Women start from Point A (where they are today) and add small but incremental changes to their nutrition, workout, attitudes, and behaviors. "Greatness is a journey of a million tiny steps taken in the right direction."
This site has some of the best content I've seen regarding health and fitness. Keep up the great work Sparkies!
Thanks for yet another great and informative article. I'm a Jane, and although I am pretty consistent, I often find myself skipping strength routines cause I've loaded my plate with too many. I just bought a computerised jump rope, and let me tell you it was money well spent (7 euros). I highly recommend it as a way to kick start your morning routine. It gets you going in a very short amount of time and I find myself more willing to train after, cause I'm all ready to go:)
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