Tuesday, June 11, 2013

7-Minute Workout Ideal for Busy Bar Exam Study Schedules!

You're studying for the bar exam and don't have much time for anything other than outlines, flashcards and practice exams.  Anxiety washes over you as you gaze at the stacks of material you need to commit to memory.  As you sink deeper into a pool of hopelessness, you realize that a workout would help you kick start your study session by having endorphins interact with the receptors in your brain!  Before you throw your sneakers on, you sadly realize that you don't have time carved out in your dedicated study agenda for a workout.  But wait!  What if you only needed 7 minutes for a vigorous and satisfying workout? 

On May 12, the New York Times Magazine published an article by Gretchen Reynolds entitled The Scientific 7-Minute Workout.  The article explains that in "12 exercises deploying only body weight, a chair and a wall," one may fulfill "the latest mandates for high-intensity effort, which essentially combines a long run and a visit to the weight room into about seven minutes of steady discomfort." The workout consists of a rapid succession of 30 second intervals completing the 12 exercises.

7-Minute Workout
While some might scoff at a 7-minute workout, law school graduates preparing for the bar exam may see this as a delightful - albeit strenuous - opportunity to maintain physical fitness during a mentally arduous time without having to leave their desks! 

Photo Credit: www.nytimes.com

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