Thanks to EMS (electro muscular stimulation) technology, 50 minutes a week are enough to get back into shape, lose the extra pounds, and regain health and well-being.
The fitness community has been talking about the effectiveness of short and intense physical workouts: from thirty, twenty, or even just fifteen minutes. They are exercises designed for those who have little time to go to the gym. They work, but of course, it depends on the goals that those who train like this want to achieve.
Here at A de Coco, we care about your health, and we leave you with 4 reasons why 15-minute workouts really work.
The first reason is for beginners
If you’re just beginning your fitness journey, complete each exercise with bodyweight or light weights if you feel comfortable doing so. You should aim to push yourself to get as many quality reps in as possible for the duration of each station, but make sure you’re able to keep the proper form for all reps. Remember that it’s not about speed, as it is strength, power, and control. If you find that you are gasping for your breath at the end of each station, slow your pace slightly and take at least 30 seconds of rest in between sets.
With shorter workouts, you are also less prone to muscle tears, damaged joints, and other exercise injuries but still trigger your body’s adaptive response mechanism to multiply your strength, endurance, vitality, mobility, and longevity.
The third reason is for professionals
For athletes, bodybuilders, or other fitness-pros, use a barbell, dumbbell, or kettlebell where you see fit. For optimal muscle gain, you want to get yourself almost to the point of failure with each exercise, but be careful not to push yourself too far past the point of fatigue. The goal is to challenge yourself and get in as many reps as possible, but still, you should be able to perform them with success. Aim to take as little rest as possible in between movements, but no more than 30 seconds.
Just keep in mind that 15 minutes can help you increase and maintain muscle strength, but if you’re looking to lose weight in the process, you’ll need to tack on more time to your workout. Building up to a 30-minute routine (preferably with weights) in addition to regular cardio during the week can help you achieve this.
If you want to find out for yourself just how effective 15 minutes of exercise can be, give these speedy workouts a try. Just don’t try to use your lack of time as an excuse for not working out anymore—that gig is up.