Four Minutes Beats Thirty Minutes

Bottom Line…If you are doing this you are literally WASTING time AND you may even be killing results.

Unfortunately this is something that 90% of trainers in gyms still do with their clients and wonder why they are losing members every month.

I am of course talking about old school “boring” cardio.

You know, the stuff that people do on a “dreadmill” for 45 minutes at a time and wonder why they still don’t look good naked.

Here is what I know, and I wanted to share it with you to make sure you are doing THIS over the boring stuff…

There’s a new 4 minute addiction that’s sweeping the nation that’s proven to be BETTER than 30 minutes of normal, boring cardio.

Canadian researchers at Queen’s University tested a workout using workout “finishers” style of training against long cardio.

(Reference: Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2012 Sep 20.)

– 22 college-aged women did 4 workouts per week for 4 weeks in one of three

Group A: did 30 minutes of treadmill running at 85% max heart rate

Group B: did 8 rounds of 20 seconds of a single exercise (burpees, jumping
jacks, mountain climbers, or squat thrusts) with 10 seconds of rest between

Group C: did nothing (they were the non-training control group).

Results: Both training groups increased their aerobic fitness levels by the SAME
amount (about 7-8%).

That’s right, the short workout finishers (of ONLY 4 minutes) worked just as
well as 30 minutes of cardio!

Shocking? Yes, but that’s not all.

ONLY Group B, the workout finishers style training, also increased muscular 
endurance in common exercises like chest presses, leg extensions, sit-ups,
and push-ups.

And finally, this intense but brief training method used by Group B also resulted
in greater overall workout enjoyment.

Make sure you read that last sentence one more time so it sinks in please…

Enjoyment is obviously a key to consistency when it comes to exercise.

The Canadian Scientists concluded that “extremely low volume bodyweight interval-style training” will boost cardiovascular fitness just as well as cardio while giving you BETTER improvements in muscle endurance.

All in only 4 minutes.

You read that right…4 MINUTES.

This means that you could insert this method into the last 4 minutes of your session and give yourself the results of hours of cardio in just a short amount of time.

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