1 Minute of hard exercise as good as 45 minutes Workout, Scientists Explain

  • metta

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    Apr 28, 2016 10:20 PM GMT
    1 Minute of hard exercise as good as 45 minutes Workout, Scientists Explain


    http://sportact.net/1-minute-hard-exercise-good-45-minutes-workout-scientists-explain-25286-2016/
  • JackNNJ

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    Apr 29, 2016 4:00 PM GMT
    Fucking CARDIO. This is not "getting in shape."
  • Destinharbor

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    Apr 29, 2016 4:56 PM GMT
    Thought about this last night in the gym. Thought....nah! I wonder if the hard work in pushing to failure under weights counts as hard exercise or if that only works with cardio because cardio is using the giant leg muscles.
  • leanandclean

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    Apr 29, 2016 9:38 PM GMT
    I'm skeptical.
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    Apr 30, 2016 12:04 AM GMT
    Do those scientists believe in unicorns too?
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    Apr 30, 2016 12:08 AM GMT
    complete bullshit.
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    Apr 30, 2016 1:40 AM GMT
    after 1 minute....can I eat donuts and watch TV the rest of the day??? ; )icon_rolleyes.gif
  • FRE0

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    Apr 30, 2016 3:41 AM GMT
    Consider the web site which provided the "information". Is it a trusted and reliable web site?

    Even if startling information is from a trusted and reliable web site, it is best to wait for additional studies before making radical changes to one's diet or exercise routines. Not infrequently subsequent studies come up with other conclusions. Consider that for many years eating whole eggs was a no no. Next it was said that it is OK to eat up to three eggs per week. Now opinions are that eating eggs is fine and that diet cholesterol bears no relationship to blood cholesterol.

    It is impossible to keep with all this changing "information" and probably makes little sense to try.
  • rayinirving

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    Apr 30, 2016 4:23 AM GMT
    I don't know if this is true, I have done both and felt about the same as exhausted...
  • waccamatt

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    Apr 30, 2016 5:56 AM GMT
    JackNNJ saidFucking CARDIO. This is not "getting in shape."


    Cardio works your most important muscle. One minute of exercise, no matter how intense, is worthless.
  • mwolverine

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    Apr 30, 2016 7:16 AM GMT
    Here's a link to the study itself:

    http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0154075

    I haven't had a chance to read it, but notice that sample sizes were low (groups of 9, 10 and 6). All men, but I haven't seen an age breakdown or just how out of shape they were.

    Take a 60 year old who's 100 pounds overweight... and 1 minute of hard exercise might kill him.
  • kew1

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    Apr 30, 2016 7:51 AM GMT
    I watched a BBC documentary 4 years ago about this, it also said about 15 percent of the population have the wrong genes for this to work. The doctor who was the presenter/guinea pig was tested at the beginning,but not told the result until the end, he was one of the 15 percent.
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    Apr 30, 2016 2:34 PM GMT
    The title is really misleading.

    For starters the people doing 1 minute of exercise were actually doing a 10 minute set that included three stints of 20 seconds of high intentisty work. The primary factors measured where oxegen and glucose utilization. Both group saw efficiency increases that were similar.

    This isn't really new information and the conclusion that they equivalent across the board is in correct no isn't what the study claims. Athletes (cyclists, runners, swimmers, rowers ...) do a mix of both longer sets (typically longer than ten minutes) and shorter high intensity sets because they both offer performance bennifits that the other doesn't.

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    May 01, 2016 6:18 AM GMT
    metta said1 Minute of hard exercise as good as 45 minutes Workout, Scientists Explain


    http://sportact.net/1-minute-hard-exercise-good-45-minutes-workout-scientists-explain-25286-2016/


    Please review critically before posting worthless articles.

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    May 02, 2016 5:19 AM GMT
    ^ mettabot is not programmed for critical thinking.
  • mwolverine

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    May 02, 2016 2:17 PM GMT
    This is NOT a "worthless article", it was published in a highly respected scientific journal (link above).

    What's important though is not to misapply it.

    The article's conclusion:

    || Twelve weeks of brief intense interval exercise improved indices of cardiometabolic health to the same extent as traditional endurance training in sedentary men, despite a five-fold lower exercise volume and time commitment.

    So if you're trying to get a 6-pack, training for your next half/marathon, etc., you can't do a "1-minute" workout.
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    May 02, 2016 2:29 PM GMT
    HIIT has been around for decades. All they're doing is dumbing it down for people who haven't heard of it.
  • FRE0

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    May 02, 2016 6:21 PM GMT
    Cliche_Guevara saidThe title is really misleading.

    For starters the people doing 1 minute of exercise were actually doing a 10 minute set that included three stints of 20 seconds of high intentisty work. The primary factors measured where oxegen and glucose utilization. Both group saw efficiency increases that were similar.

    This isn't really new information and the conclusion that they equivalent across the board is in correct no isn't what the study claims. Athletes (cyclists, runners, swimmers, rowers ...) do a mix of both longer sets (typically longer than ten minutes) and shorter high intensity sets because they both offer performance bennifits that the other doesn't.



    Not only that but intense aerobic exercise without preceding it with an adequate warmup can be dangerous even for someone who is fit.
  • badbug

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    May 04, 2016 6:19 AM GMT
    Now opinions are that eating eggs is fine and that diet cholesterol


    Eggs have choline that help a gut bacteria produce a nasty waste product that leads to heart disease and strokes. Not that choline is bad, it's good, but too much of it and these bacteria produce too much of the bad shit and your chances for heart issues go up a lot.

    The role of gut flora is becoming more and more revealing the past decade, and not in a drink yogurt b.s. marketing kind of way. But more in a, holy shit it's complicated what these little bastards are doing kind of way.