One of the Pleasures of Teaching Tai Chi, Xingyi and Bagua -- Making Friends
The Mysterious Power of Xingyiquan, Taijiquan and Baguazhang -- The Mystery Revealed!

The Scientific 7-Minute Workout

Gym7aI've always been a believer in cross-training and have never bought the idea that you can do a really good workout in just a few minutes.

Perhaps I'm wrong.

One of my best experiences was with a personal trainer -- James -- in Tampa. He made me realize through plyometrics and other exercises that developed explosive strength -- you don't need much beyond your body weight and some simple tools. It doesn't take a gym membership.

Now, the American College of Sports Medicine's Health & Fitness Journal says you can get a complete workout using only body weight, a chair and a wall. The workout includes a wall sit, push-ups, crunches, squats, lunges, triceps dip, planks, and more. 

Take a look at this article. It makes sense. One thing is missing -- the chinup. So perhaps I would add a lucky 13th exercise to this list.


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)