If you’ve ever promised yourself that you would get back in shape just as soon as you could find the time, then the 7-Minute Workout may be for you. It’s a short, rapid-fire series of exercises that use your own body weight.
There are 12 exercises. Each should take 30 seconds, with a 10-second “break”.
It’s called the “7-Minute Workout,” but you really get maximum benefit from repeating the circuit at least three times.
The order of exercises does matter: You should alternate working opposing muscle groups, and follow exercises that crank your heart rate up with those that cool it down a bit.
Check with your doctor before taking on any new exercise routine, to make sure it is right for you.
If you’re new to exercise, or it’s been a while, it’s a good idea to get a gym instructor or other fitness pro to help you with proper form.