The holidays are coming and everyone knows things starts to get even busier than usual. A lot of times that can mean workouts start to slip, just when we need them most… holiday treats I’m looking at you. Good news! A recent study showed that 2.5 minutes of intense exercise raises your metabolism enough to burn 200 calories over a 24 hour period. This is great, so even if you can’t fit in your regular workout, everyone can find 2 and a half minutes!
I’ve complied a list of exercises you can do for the 2.5 minutes and a few different ways to get those 2.5 minutes. Pick one or more of the exercises. You can do 5×30 seconds intervals with 30 seconds to one minute of rest between intervals. Or, you could do 2×1 minute intervals and one 30 seconds intervals with a short rest period between intervals. Or you could do tababta protocol with 20 seconds of work and 10 seconds of rest for 4 minutes.
Make sure you perform the intervals at as close to 100% perfect intensity as possible, that isthe best way to get the most bang for your buck. Now full disclosure when you add the rest the workout gets closer to about 10 mintues but it is still about 2.5 mintues of intense work.
So this weekend, give this workout a try. SInce you can do some of these exercises in your living room, you could even try two or three of these 2.5 minutes workouts in a day!
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