According to the latest research done by the University of Sydney, strength training is as vital as cardio, with the health benefits to match. In a study of over 80,000 adults, it concluded that regular muscle/strength/resistance training can reduce premature death by 23 per cent, and cancer-related death by 31 per cent.
This was based on guidelines set by the World Health Organisation, which state that every week adults should do 150 minutes of moderate-intensity cardio (or 75 minutes of vigorous-intense aerobic activity) lasting at least 10 minutes in duration, and two 50-60 minute strength sessions.
Sounds like a lot of time? That’s because it is. Four and a half hours to be exact.
However, we think we’ve found a way around this. Enter stage right our favourite PT Sam Wood, here to run us through exactly what we need to be doing to reap all of those benefits, with as minimal time spent in the gym as possible.
“Generate a workout in four rounds of seven minutes, in a circuit of seven exercises. If you don’t have time just do one, two, or three rounds. It’s better than nothing,” the 28 by Sam Wood founder explained.