Scientific 7 Minute Workout

Scientific 7 Minute Workout

100,000 - 500,000 downloads

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

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• 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:

✓ 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:

✓ Complete Workout Log, showing you what days you have completed the workout and how many times
✓ 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

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

v1.3:
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• Updated pictures
• Updated voice commands, now calling out upcoming exercise after the break as well as when the current exercise is almost complete
• New settings


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Comments and ratings for Scientific 7 Minute Workout
  • (54)

    by Kinley Wangchuk on 04/06/2014

    Its great and fun with scientific 7 work out.

  • (54)

    by Matthew Littlehale on 30/05/2014

    I wish the free version had audio cues. Otherwise, it is totally great.

  • (54)

    by melissa morganson on 14/05/2014

    Zero to sweat in 7 minutes!

  • (54)

    by Arthur Lee on 01/04/2014

    No audio notification, no countdown, no voice prompts, no logging. Better apps out there developed for this purpose.

  • (54)

    by Priti Nagar on 16/03/2014

    Love it! Takes 7 mins of your day.

  • (54)

    by Lis Unger on 11/03/2014

    Logging works now...

  • (54)

    by Epluribus Wood on 04/03/2014