Got A Minute? Your Workout Might Not Need To Be Much Longer
A quick workout with one minute of sprinting was found to be just as beneficial as a 50-minute, moderately paced workout.By Ryan Biek | April 28, 2016
Short on time? Turns out you might not need an hourlong workout to get fit. How does one minute of intense exercise sound?
A quick caveat to this — the total time commitment was 10 minutes. But researchers in Canada found 10-minute sprint-interval training sessions (with one minute total of actual sprinting) led to the same results as 50-minute workouts at a moderate pace.
In the sprint, workout participants cycled "all-out" for 20 seconds, and then cycled at 10 percent of that pace for two minutes. They went through this process three times.