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    Three minutes a week

    Three minutes... a week?

    A few relatively short bursts of intense exercise, amounting to only a few minutes a week, can deliver many of the health and fitness benefits of hours of conventional exercise, according to new research, says Dr Michael Mosley. But how much benefit you get from either may well depend on your genes.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-17177251

    Surely not? I'll watch the programme tonight, but the inner skeptic says 'No Way, Pedro!"

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    Sounds excessive to me.

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    Think it depends though, reading a bit more of the article:

    You get on an exercise bike, warm up by doing gentle cycling for a couple of minutes, then go flat out for 20 seconds
    So it's only a few minutes of high intensity, but also lots of "warm up"

    And the results after a month of the author:

    My insulin sensitivity had improved by a remarkable 24%, which was extremely satisfying, but my aerobic fitness had not improved at all.
    So don't think it's really a "replacement" for normal excercise, just certain bits as such hehe.

    Will be interesting to see what happens with it over a longer trial, not just a few weeks.

    Steve

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    I'm also studying Llap-Goch, it actually sounds better, and probably just as effective

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    Obviously 3 minutes a week is a bit extreme but the benefits of HIT have been known for some time. If you do the same thing at the same level for a long time the health benefits are minimal and it is much better to do short bursts of activity interspersed with resting phases. This way, instead of running for, say, an hour, you can run for half an hour and get the same benefits:
    High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT): Best Cardio to Burn Fat | BuiltLean.com
    Apparently you get an *afterburn* effect as well

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    witch is right, my friend (a personal trainer) was well versed in high intensity training and was coaching me about 5 years ago.

    Works for muscle building too, i only ever (and he still trains this way) do a maximum of 10 reps at the highest weight possible, and that can be once every couple of weeks too (or longer), the gains are pretty impressive.

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    Hmm three minutes..

    Do I have to put the pizza down while I do it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJonas View Post
    Hmm three minutes..

    Do I have to put the pizza down while I do it?
    depends how vigourous the activity is

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    I do HIT 5 times a week in the GYM, 30 minutes of the cross trainer at about 9mph average speed - feel a lot fitter and lost 9lbs since January

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    I saw that story, and thought "Great! I'm alright then" and then thought a little longer and realised I probably don't even meet 3 minutes a week of decent exercise these days :/


    Quote Originally Posted by jinnantonnixx View Post
    I'm also studying Llap-Goch, it actually sounds better, and probably just as effective
    Is that Welsh Muay Thai or something? "I'm going to kick your head in boyo I am..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonofsanta View Post
    <snip> Is that Welsh Muay Thai or something? "I'm going to kick your head in boyo I am..."

    No, no, no. You're missing the basic principles of the discipline. 'Surprise' and 'Attack'.

    'I'm gonna kick your head in, Boyo' would be classed as a warning, thus removing the element of 'Surprise'.

    No seLf-resPectIng Llap Goch Buttie would make such an elementary mistake.

    Who beat the Eng-lish?


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    Quote Originally Posted by sonofsanta View Post
    Is that Welsh Muay Thai or something? "I'm going to kick your head in boyo I am..."
    Not sure if joking or misunderstood what it is...


    Quote Originally Posted by Earthling View Post
    Who beat the Eng-lish?
    *Eng-lich

    Talking of beating the English... All I can think of it Family Guy.

    I play Peter Griffin, a heroic warrior who defied the English to free England from the
    English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    Not sure if joking or misunderstood what it is...
    Is not reading link because rushing past thread and thinking being clever when really being rubbish :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonofsanta View Post
    Is not reading link because rushing past thread and thinking being clever when really being rubbish :/
    It's a Monty Python thing. [incase you still haven't read it.]

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