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April 28, 2016

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It is now put forward that one minute of all-out exercise may deliver the benefits of 45 minutes of lower-intensity conditioning.

You know what I call one minute of intense exercise? Sex twice a day.

For many of us, the most pressing question about exercise is: How little can I get away with? The answer, according to a sophisticated new study of interval training, may be very, very little. In this new experiment, in fact, 60 seconds of strenuous exertion proved to be as successful at improving health and fitness as three-quarters of an hour of moderate exercise.

Let me repeat that finding: One minute of arduous exercise was comparable in its physiological effects to 45 minutes of gentler sweating.

They tested three groups: the control group, who did nothing; the typical conditioning regimen group, doing 45 minutes of moderate/high cardio; and a last group, which did 10 seconds warm up, 20 seconds all-out-intensity bike pedaling, ten seconds cool down, 20 seconds all-out-intensity pedaling.

Total workout time: 60 seconds. I guess maybe they did a short cooldown after.


[W]hen the scientists retested the men's aerobic fitness, muscles and blood-sugar control now, they found that the exercisers showed virtually identical gains, whether they had completed the long endurance workouts or the short, grueling intervals. In both groups, endurance had increased by nearly 20 percent, insulin resistance likewise had improved significantly, and there were significant increases in the number and function of certain microscopic structures in the menís muscles that are related to energy production and oxygen consumption.

No but seriously: Sex takes care of that. You just have to do it once per day.

I need to find someone willing to let me put my shame inside them. For 20 seconds, then a ten second change-up slow-down, then 20 seconds to the fast finish.



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