No, not 6 minute abs, 7! Seven is the magic number!
October 24, 2014 11:33 PM   Subscribe

For those of you who wanted to follow the exercise plan featured in the NY Times on the 7 minute workout (previously), they now offer an app to make it easier to follow their program.

Bonus: The reference to the post title
posted by JiffyQ (14 comments total) 35 users marked this as a favorite
 
I tried a different app that implemented the same idea. The 7 minute workout may have involved only 7 minutes of actual exercise, but by the time you include lying on the floor and panting, it was over 30 minutes
posted by miyabo at 11:37 PM on October 24, 2014 [13 favorites]


Honestly I would like to know what Harland Williams is up to these days. He seemed like the funniest guy who could never make it pay off.
posted by wyndham at 11:53 PM on October 24, 2014


Is the app that One Weird Trick I keep hearing about?
posted by tommasz at 5:29 AM on October 25, 2014 [2 favorites]




Yet another chrome-only web app, yet if I select "request desktop site" on Firefox it works fine. Is there a bug reporting site for the nyt app department?
posted by Poldo at 5:46 AM on October 25, 2014


Seven Better 7-Minute Workouts

Dang, that Hamilton Nolan article sure is a piece of piss! What a simpleton!
posted by Greg Nog at 6:02 AM on October 25, 2014


I use a general tabata app that beeps when it's time to transition to a different exercise. I switch it up every day based on what I want to work on. When I tried some of the set exercise patterns out there, like the NYT one, I would get too mixed up trying to remember what they wanted me to do or that I had to sub jumping jacks for something that didn't wreck my knees.
posted by tofu_crouton at 7:11 AM on October 25, 2014


Seven Better 7 -Minute Workouts

Those might be better for pure weight loss, but they aren't very well-rounded.
posted by tofu_crouton at 7:13 AM on October 25, 2014


I watched the whole 7 minutes and I don't feel any healthier.
posted by pashdown at 7:36 AM on October 25, 2014 [17 favorites]


The Greaseman's Six Minute Workout always seemed more rewarding.
posted by delfin at 7:45 AM on October 25, 2014


I've been using 7 Min for a while, it uses the graphics from the original version, has sound and animated timer, and it's nice and big and touchy for an iphone or iPad.
posted by furtive at 8:25 AM on October 25, 2014 [2 favorites]


I use a general tabata app that beeps when it's time to transition to a different exercise. I switch it up every day based on what I want to work on. When I tried some of the set exercise patterns out there, like the NYT one, I would get too mixed up trying to remember what they wanted me to do or that I had to sub jumping jacks for something that didn't wreck my knees.

I use A HIIT Interval Timer (Android app; I don't know if it's available on iOS). You can set it to tell you (audibly) what the next set is going to be.
posted by zakur at 9:13 AM on October 25, 2014 [1 favorite]


Getting a little older, it's funny how I like to think I still have decent muscularity, even though on a cold morning recently, I had some difficulty putting on a sweater.
posted by bonobothegreat at 8:32 PM on October 25, 2014 [1 favorite]


Seven Better 7-Minute Workouts

Is that humor? If real, I find that kind of vein-popping machismo to be really off-putting, instead of encouraging.
posted by Squeak Attack at 6:07 PM on October 26, 2014 [1 favorite]


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