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Short, Intense Workouts

Hey i was reading men’s health the other day in the book store, and read something about a recent stanford study done. I dont have all the details, but it said something about athletes, and short 15-minute strength workouts, and huge increases in strength.

I have experienced the value of short workouts before, and use them for backoff weeks, but i’d really like to see this study, and exactly what was done.

Has anyone seen the study, or have the magazine?

You’re so broke you can’t purchase a magazine when you see an interesting article?

Lolz, no. I’d rather not waste the money, when i can sit down and read it in 30 minutes.

Im gonna go back to the book store tommorow, so i’ll check the magazines references to see if it sites the study.

Perhaps you could post details or the study reference if you do go back and reread it. thanks.

[quote]dankid wrote:
Lolz, no. I’d rather not waste the money, when i can sit down and read it in 30 minutes. [/quote]

So LEARNING is a waste of money. “Lolz,” at your freeloading.

I went back and read it, and it was the University of Kansas, but there wasn’t any references.

Basically it said, three 15 minute sessions a week was enough for NOVICE lifters to nearly double their strength.

This is very vague, and usually anything works for a novice. It is good news though for people that haven’t been working out much, and have little time, but want to develop some strength.

So heres what im thinking. Im not a novice lifter, so something like this doesn’t completely apply to me, but im willing to try something a bit new. I’m gonna start a new thread though, and will post the link below.

“Go hard or go home”