Micro workouts just as effective on improving mental health as longer workouts

Updated: Mar 9, 2020

Every day, I scour the internet for articles relating to anything that either has to do with exercise or mental health, and I came across an article by the New York Times featuring "4 minute workouts" --Naturally, I checked it out, and was damn near instantly let down, and equally elated at the same time. Disappointed because the "4 minute workout" was nothing more than telling people to run, skip, jump, climb, swim "as fast as they can" for 4 minutes.

---That's not a solution, that's sensationalism at best.

It's not as simple or pragmatic as they are making it out to be. Trust me, I know. One of the first things I did was throw every excuse I could possibly think of at Polykinetics, and Polykinetics trumped every excuse one by one. I got through a total of 13 before I was convinced of its sustainability and potential.

Where's the 3-minute workout?

Polykinetics has an upper body workout sequence that is 2 minutes and 27 seconds that is actually MORE EFFECTIVE and SAFER than the information they published. Tsk Tsk!

Try my UNDER 3 minute upper body sequence, and tell me what you think.

And if you want to take the intensity "next level"....do this same workout sequence, but with dumbbell weights! Remember not to fall off the beat. This workout sequence has ONE MOVE...the bilateral forward punch (BFP). --Bilateral coordination is a vital neurophysiological skill, and tells you if your brain hemispheres are communicating efficiently.


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