Scientific 7 Minute Workout

Scientific 7 Minute Workout

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Pros
  • Original
  • Easy of use
  • Voice commands
  • Well-crafted layout
Cons
  • Needs charts and statistics to keep track of your progress
  • Only one pack of exercises
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"Be fit... in 7 minutes?"

Reviewed by / Jul 18, 2013

Scientific 7 Minutes Workout features a pack of high-intensity exercises to be complete in only 7 minutes

Scientific you said? Yes, the workout outlined in this App is based on the workout outlined in this article. The article says that "participants can repeat the 7-minute bout 2 to 3 times, depending on the amount of time they have". In other words, this is a healthy and efficient workout designed as a minimum exercise pack that is recommended to be repeated several times over time.

The workout features a 6 mins of work out time + 5 seconds break after each 30-seconds exercise. Thus, be ready to do jumping jacks, wall sits, push-ups, abdominal crunch, squats and up to 12 different exercises in only 6 minutes, resting only 5 seconds after each exercise. It sounds exhausting, isn't?. Yes, that's why it is called high-intensity workout. The app indicates when each exercises starts with a 5-seconds countdown a pic that shows how to carry it out and the 30 seconds count-down. At the bottom there's the global countdown (7 mins).

That's it. If you feel you actually can and have time enough to repeat the workout, do it! Repeating it 2-3 times is recommended. From settings you can enable or disable the workout voice and keep track of your progress thanks to a workout log.

Tags: scientific 7 minute workout, the scientific 7-minute workout,, 7 minute workout.

Developer's original description available here
*Featured on LifeHacker and XDA Developers*

Scientific 7 Minute Workout is the newest and most-advanced HICT (High-Intensity Circuit Training) app for Android! High-Intensity Circuit Training workouts are aimed at:

1) Burn the most fat in the least amount of time (it isn't called high-intensity for nothing)
2) Reducing the amount of time you workout to accommodate busy schedules
3) Uses bodyweight as resistance, meaning no equipment is required other than a chair

★Scientific 7 Minute Workout Pro has peaked at:★
• All apps → #3 in Top New Paid Apps
• All apps → #100 in Top Paid Apps
• Health and Fitness category → #1 in Top New Paid Apps
• Health and Fitness category → #1 in Top New Free Apps (Free version)
• Health and Fitness category → #2 in Top Paid Apps

Scientific 7-minute Workout features the following:

✓ Voice commands, telling you when to break and when to start which exercise; useful for if you don't want to look at your phone/tablet while working out (New !)
✓ Set how long you want the breaks to be; with 5 second breaks at default, the overall exercise is exactly 6 mins 55 seconds (12 30-second exercises and 11 breaks), this can be increased or decreased
✓ Flat UI design, showing all completed exercises above the current exercise, and upcoming exercises directly below it
✓ Option to go back or skip forward to different exercises during the workout by scrolling up and down during the workout and tapping the exercise you want to go to
✓ 2 progress bars, one for the current 30-second exercise and one for the overall 6-minutes of working out (remember, what makes it a 7 minute workout is the breaks in between)
✓ Ability to pause during workout

Pro Features include:
✓ No ads make you lose interest when focused. You will find exciting than ever before !
✓ Complete Workout Log, showing you what days you have completed the workout and how many times
✓ More features to get more health

Notice that if you read the science article, it recommends the workout to be completed 2-3 times. This means it is understandable to start out at doing the workout one time through, but eventually you want to move up to at least 2 times through to maximize the effectiveness of the workout.

Article that the workout is based on:
http://journals.lww.com/acsm-healthfitness/Fulltext/2013/05000/HIGH_INTENSITY_CIRCUIT_TRAINING_USING_BODY_WEIGHT_.5.aspx

Recently changed in this version

• Multi languages: Now you can choose your preferred language. Currently we have added Vietnamese. The other languages we will turn added in the next versions !
• Minor bug fixes


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Comments and ratings for Scientific 7 Minute Workout
  • (66)

    by Robert Bosaz on 16/04/2015

    An earlier review I wrote (which I deleted) I gave this app 2 stars, cause the logging stopped working. The developer stated that it might be due to my system lacking enough RAM. My phone has at least 1 GB of RAM at any point and 8 GB of drive space, so I don't think that was the issue. I did receive an update earlier in the week and the update appeared to fix the issue. So that's good. Regardi

  • (66)

    by Sue Wilhite on 12/04/2015

    It's helpful to have the timer. I turn off the sound though.

  • (66)

    by Baruch Rub on 12/04/2015

    Counting the seconds and suddenly you let in ads and pause?!?! I am removing your app, sorry.

  • (66)

    by Arsen Bandurian on 09/04/2015

    The app offers a good workout and a nice set of features, but some author's decisions ruin the entire experience. OK, I understand the banner ads and popups at workout start and end, but in the middle?? And with the app in background those popus break through other apps (as I write this review I got it twice)! With f***ng audio and video! Seriously? Going to find an ad-supported free app that is

  • (66)

    by Alex Singh on 09/04/2015

    Ads that pop up in the middle of a work out are inexcusable

  • (66)

    by Jeff Carpenter on 09/04/2015

    I could deal with pop-up ads that happened at the beginning or end of the workout, or possibly even used in between sets, but in the middle of exercises and then they cause the app to crash. Nope. Uninstalled.

  • (66)

    by James Widman on 06/04/2015

    Update with adds is awful. Ads pop up in middle of exercises making what was a good app awful.

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