By Kevin Stabinsky (USAG Fort McPherson) (United States Army) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

By Kevin Stabinsky (USAG Fort McPherson) (United States Army) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Working out for just seven minutes? Some would be quick to say “why bother?”, but this new fad is making a splash this week after being featured in The New York Times Magazine. And it seems that there is evidence supporting the idea that high interval training in quick bursts will yield quicker results than endurance training. Interested yet?

The “7 Minute Workout” is a 12-step circuit training program that utilizes your own body weight. All you need is seven minutes and a chair…so for real, no excuses! The kicker? You can only take 10 second breaks between each piece of the sequence. Here is the basic breakdown of the moves… good luck!

1. Jumping jacks

2. Wall sit

3. Push-up

4. Abdominal crunch Core

5. Step-up onto chair

6. Squat

7. Triceps dip on chair

8. Plank

9. High knees/running in place

10. Lunge

11. Push-up and rotation

12. Side plank

For full instrauctions, watch Good Morning America’s video and read more on this rising trend at ABC.com.