For immediate release-March 14th 2016:
Top NYC trainer, Ngo Okafor was tapped to lead workouts for WaHoo Fitness, as they demonstrate their 7-Minute Workout App to members of the media in NYC.
Wahoo Fitness is a tech-fitness company that has created an ecosystem of sensors and devices for runners, cyclists and fitness enthusiasts. At Wahoo, we are dedicated not only to capturing and measuring your workout data, but also to helping you understand what it means and achieving better results.
In addition to the highly rated running and cycling apps created by WaHoo Fitness, they have created the 7-Minute workout. In 12 exercises deploying only body weight, a chair and a wall, it fulfills 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 — all of it based on science.
High-intensity interval training provides many of the fitness benefits of prolonged endurance training but in much less time. Interval training, though, requires intervals; the extremely intense activity must be intermingled with brief periods of recovery. This recovery is provided in part by a 10-second rest between exercises. It is further accomplished by alternating an exercise that emphasizes the large muscles in the upper body with those in the lower body. During the intermezzo, the unexercised muscles have a moment to, metaphorically, catch their breath, which makes the order of the exercises important.
The exercises should be performed in rapid succession, allowing 30 seconds for each, while, throughout, the intensity hovers at about an 8 on a discomfort scale of 1 to 10, Mr. Jordan says. Those seven minutes should be, in a word, unpleasant. The upside is, after seven minutes, you’re done.