Burst Exercise

Middletown Health, Wellness and Chiropractic is a strong proponent for Burst Exercise.  Dr. Holst practices this technique.
How Does Burst Exercise Work?
You start by working out for 30-60 seconds at an intensity that makes it difficult to carry on a conversation. Then you rest for 3-4 minutes doing little or nothing which allows your heart-rate to normalize.  Then repeat another 3 or more times; 30-60 seconds on and 3-4 minutes off.

Wondering what 60 seconds of exercise can possibly give you as a benefit?  Take a look below:
• Less stress and strain
• Increased HGH and testosterone for 72 hours
• Burns up to 3x more fat than cardio
• After 2 weeks, fat burning increases by 36%
• Body continues to burn fat for 48 hours
• Less time with better results
• Significantly reduced risk of injury
• Enhanced digestion
• Decreased appetite
• Life Extension

So what exercises can do for that 30-60 seconds?  Below is a partial list:

• Push-ups –  Try wall push-ups if getting on the floor is difficult
• Pull-ups
• Squats
• Wall-sits
• Plyometric Squats
• Crunches
• Planks
• Jumping Jacks
• Bent-over rows – requires dumbbells
• Running – In place, a short distance or on a treadmill
• Stationary Bike
• Elliptical

Burst Exercise is scientifically proven to be an efficient workout.  While burst exercise will not cause you to bulk up, it is perfect for cardio and toning.  You don’t need to spend hours at the gym and sometimes too much gym time can lead to repetitive stress injuries.  Time is precious so efficiency is important!  If your gym time is your friend time then by all means keep at it…but if you are stressing yourself out to fit in gym time, Burst Exercise may be just the thing for you!

Does it sound too good to be true?  Contact our office for more information and guidance.  Make an appointment and talk to Dr. Holst!  We are here to help.

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