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The 4 Minute Workout—Four Spartan Exercise Routines You Can Do in Your Home Office

I like to work out.  It’s one of the good habits I developed when I was trying to overcome some bad ones.  Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t something that encompasses my entire life.

My routines generally take an hour per day, 3-4 days per week.

I use fitness as a way to punctuate my off-balanced lifestyle.  It is a therapeutic retreat, hitting the whole mind-body-spirit thing.

More importantly, exercise allows me a sense of primal accomplishment while living an entrepreneurial lifestyle chock full of rejection and failure.

A while ago, a “busy” friend of mine was talking about working out.  He talked about working out often.  There are talkers and there are doers. I called his bluff.

I promised him that doing a four-minute workout would kick his ass and that he’d be sore for days.  He said I was full of shit.  So I gave him the Tabata routine.

Tabatas are a form of Japanese torture designed by Dr. Izumi Tabata.  Actually, it’s a workout routine, but 2 minutes in, death will seem like a better option.

Here’s the formula: 20 seconds of activity, 10 seconds rest x 8 sets = 4 minutes of hell.

Try it.  Do 20 seconds of pushups.  Rest 10 seconds.  Repeat 8 times.  Die.

My friend was sore for a week.  But it was the first time he worked out anything other than his mouth for several years….Read Full Article…

Original Article: The 4 Minute Workout—Four Spartan Exercise Routines You Can Do in Your Home Office
By: Daniel Raaf
From: influencive.com

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