More Validation of Exercise Intensity

Jun 28th, 2009

More Validation of Exercise Intensity


Thanks to Stephen for turning me on to this article:

Can You Get Fit in Six Minutes a Week?

The article discusses some findings that suggest–surprise, surprise–high-intensity efforts yield big-time gains in fitness.

So next time you wonder how all these 10-minute workouts are supposed to get you cardio, or make you lose fat, or whatever it is you’re after, just remember: you get out of it what you put into it.

Tomorrow’s WOD (6/28/09)

Shoulder Press 5-5-5-5-5 Reps
1 Max-Rep Set of Kipping Pull-Ups

Take as many warm-up sets as needed for the kipping pull-up test.

DISCUSSION 15 Comments

  1. Stephen June 28, 2009 at 3:59 am

    see mike, this is why you need to spend more time on facebook. great articles and pithy commentary

  2. TomC June 28, 2009 at 4:09 am

    How did they convince the one group of rats to paddle slowly and the other group to paddle swiftly? That’s my question.

  3. Brandon B. June 28, 2009 at 4:11 am

    Nice article. This validates my theory that you don’t ever have to run a 5k to run a fast 5k.

    Mike, your next assignment is to find an article that supports my position that “high bar” squats are far, far more effective in developing explosive/ dynamic movements – compared to the good morning / low bar squat.

  4. SteveD June 28, 2009 at 4:46 am

    How did they convince the one group of rats to paddle slowly and the other group to paddle swiftly? That’s my question.

    The weighted rats paddled swiftly. RTFA :)

  5. pelon June 28, 2009 at 7:09 am

    more pullups, yay! yay yay yay.

  6. Journey June 28, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    Team CFO- are we still meeting tonight????

  7. Brandon B. June 28, 2009 at 6:25 pm


  8. Joe P June 28, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    good article. i wonder how the globo gyms will adapt if this catches on. signs will have to be changed to read “no more than 20 seconds on elliptical machine if people are waiting”. CFO would benefit, with classes at 6:00, 6:05, 6:10, etc. also on the plus side, iPod playlists would only need to be 1 song. it would be a little harder to justify a closet full of lulu.

    Joseph and Brian, i’m still pondering the legitimacy of the “start at the top” strategy. hmmm.

  9. Mike Minium June 28, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    Yes, the meeting is still on.

  10. Stephen June 29, 2009 at 12:32 am

    to whoever killed my mix during the sunday workout, i promise not to subject cfo to my terrible dj skillz anymore

  11. Joe P June 29, 2009 at 1:26 am

    stephen, it was just those “whoop” lyrics of the song from hustle & flow. i suggested to candace that she watch the film, hoping that if she sees the context, she’ll be less offended.

  12. Stephen June 29, 2009 at 3:51 am

    lol candace asked what happened to the music so i don’t think it was her. the song that pushed them over the edge apparently was the fear by lily allen which i think is a slick pop ditty but apparently someone begs to differ.

  13. pelon June 29, 2009 at 4:42 am

    i thought there was some good music in the mix, though i was offended when you skipped metric.

  14. Stephen June 29, 2009 at 5:01 am

    shit. i love that song but thought no one would dig it

  15. Justin June 29, 2009 at 5:10 am

    Dam I feel somewhat responsible since it was my iPOD playing at the 9:00 am class, Stephen just skipped over the less hardcore songs:) I believe I killed the mix when I took my iPod home with me. I was then kick’n the beat in my car for the hour and a half drive home. Stephen your hardcore rap mix rocks!!