The 7 Minute Workout App
The following article is an insight into the new 7 minute workout app by Johnson & Johnson. The attempt is among the pioneers to build a new approach to fitness as through the app, the user is provided with a lot of perks including giving him/her the feel of a personal trainer, motivating the same to exercise till the set goal and helps decide for the individual, the kind of workout that is needed.
Not everyone has an hour daily to devote to exercising. However, 7 minutes do not sound like too much do they? The New York Times has voted for the 7 minute workout as an affair of “Maximum Results with Minimum Health”. The human body needs some form of physical exertion to stay its healthy self. With the 7 minute workout app, it is now possible to provide it with its due share of exercise within your schedule. What’s better, all which is required, is a chair, a wall and you.
Based on High Intensity Circuit Training (HICT), the app comes with a complete video tutorial of how to follow the steps for the 7 minute workout. The regime not only tones your abs, but even strengthens your core which is admittedly a fair bargain for 7 minutes. Other targets for this workout also include weight loss, cardio workout and a flat stomach. The abdominal muscles are also exercised during the procedure. It is hence the most safe, effective and efficient way to work on muscle and aerobic fitness, eliminating the need to go to a gym.
What the application does at the ground level is provide you with a session to follow which by the mere presence in your phone can be done anywhere, anytime. As The official 7-minute workout says, it is a sequence that engages the mind, body and music. There are a total of 12 exercises which are to be completed in 30 seconds. After every exercise, the video tutorial in the app allows a break for 10 seconds as well. The time span has space for circuits with the number depending on the individual’s time. The frequency of repeated circuits can hence be one, two or three.
You start by adjusting your circuit time and the rest time. Follow the video and move to the previous or the next exercise according to your convenience. Since the instructions are in the form of a video, you can also skip or pause the routine. The 12 exercises include
- Jumping Jacks
- Wall sit
- Push up
- Abdominal crunch
- Step-up onto chair
- Triceps dip on chair
- High knees/running in place
- Push-up and rotation
- Side Plank
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Workouts are not the most fun activities we know of. Time can seem long and the mind would want to deviate and wander off. Keeping the fleeting nature of human attention in mind, this app does more than just putting up a regime to be followed. During the routine, the user has a lot of options to keep his/her mind occupied and entertained from focusing on the timer on the app to watching the trainer. One can even choose a list of songs to be played throughout if that can make the 7 minutes pass by quicker and more efficiently. There is also the option to swap workouts to keep it interesting for the user. The scope for mistakes is reduced as all one has to do is follow Chris Jordan and his movements throughout the video with the only necessary materials being a wall and a chair. Nothing works as good as a check you keep yourself on your own progress. Choose to track the evolution of your exercising from Day 1 and let the upward tending graph reflecting your growth make you feel proud and motivate you to continue. Share your success with your friends for a little push if needed.
With notifications of daily workout, this feature in smart phones works well as a pocket sized personal trainer. The 7 minute workout includes exercises that are suitable for people from all ages and sexes and all places from the workspace to home.
So next time you hear the excuse of “no time” for ignoring the body’s fitness requirements, pick on the signs and make every minute count by making this simple free effort for yourself.
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