Some people say you can’t accomplish much in 4 minutes. I beg to differ. In a mere 240 seconds, (that’s a little more time than the usual commercial break) you could be on your way to cranking up that dormant metabolism of yours, and shedding off years of accumulated fat. But it’s going to take a little effort on your part. A little sweat and a little determination will get you closer to that sexy, toned physique. The method I am about to describe is a very effective workout for women, and better yet, it does not take much of your valuable time.
The 4 minute workout I am referring to is called
So what does that mean to you? Well for starters, it is an excellent method for stripping away that naughty body fat quickly. High intensity interval
Sound good so far? Let’s dive into the method. The
The basic premise is as follows: pick an exercise you can do with some degree of ease. Some good examples are body weight exercises such as push-ups, pull-ups, squats, sit-ups, etc. Don’t pick anything too complicated at first; this exercise can be deceptively grueling.
Start your timer, and for 20 seconds do as many repetitions as possible of your chosen exercise. (I usually start with pull-ups.) Then rest for 10 seconds, you’ve earned it. But wait, there’s more! I haven’t told you the best part. Repeat this sequence seven more times. That will make a total of 8 rounds with 20 seconds of work and 10 seconds of rest. The sum of which completes the basic 4 minute workout I promised. After you are finished picking your face off the floor, and if you still have the energy, record the number of repetitions you performed during the 240 seconds.
As you progress you can add additional sets of 8 rounds with more than one exercise. Personally, I like to do 4 minutes of pull-ups, 4 minutes of push ups, 4 minutes of sit ups and then finally 4 minutes of squats. At the end of that routine, I am about ready to pray to the porcelain god. You can add this to a regular workout routine up to 3 times a week to start out. If you are a beginner, or grossly out of shape, please take it easy and consult a physician before taking on any workout program.
On a side note, I am pleased to say that since I have added the