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