Monday, July 25, 2011

Get RESULTS in only 32 minutes of exercise per week?

Hi Everyone,
This is an interesting article that I ran across recently from Dr. John Berardi from Precision Nutrition.

This article discusses a minimalistic approach to exercise. This might be good for those of you that have so many things going on in your life and don't have time to exercise or for those of you that just don't like to exercise.

It is a pretty interesting article, I hope you enjoy it.

Train for Life

Two Experiments In Exercise Minimalism

by John M Berardi, July 20th, 2011.
Summary: Most people assume that getting in shape – or staying in shape – requires hours of weekly exercise and rigid meal planning. Not true. Minimalistic exercise plans and flexible nutritional guidelines can work equally well – sometimes better – as these Precision Nutrition experiments demonstrate.

8 hours and 32 minutes.

That’s how much time Marsha spent in the gym… over the last 4 months.

Do the math. That’s only 32 minutes… per week.

What’s the deal? Is this Marsha person lazy?


She works 2 jobs, runs a Girl Guides group (Girl Scouts, for you Americans), and plays co-ed volleyball a few nights per week. Oh yeah, and she’s planning a wedding.

No, she’s not lazy at all. She’s a hard-working, busy, social, fun woman.

Is Marsha recovering from some kind of injury?


She’s as healthy as can be. And she could technically work out 8 hours a week… if she wanted. But she doesn’t want. Her goal is to get leaner than she’s ever been — while still having a life — with as little exercise as possible.

Leaner than she’s ever been? On 32 minutes a week? She must be crazy!

No, not at all.

In fact, if anyone’s crazy it’s me. Because I’m the one who recommended this program to her. She actually asked for more exercise. But I capped her at 4 workouts per week and 32 minutes.

The workouts looked like this:


"Life Is Motion"

"Life Is Motion"
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