Fast Exercise: The Simple Secret of High Intensity Training: Get Fitter, Stronger and Better Toned in Just a Few Minutes a Day

Dr Michael Mosley and Peta Bee investigate the fascinating science behind a radical new approach to exercise, one that is incredibly time efficient Research done by leading sports scientists has shown the extraordinary impact that ultra short bursts of high intensity intermittent training can have, whether you are an athlete or a sedentary couch potato.In Fast Exercise, MDr Michael Mosley and Peta Bee investigate the fascinating science behind a radical new approach to exercise, one that is incredibly time efficient Research done by leading sports scientists has shown the extraordinary impact that ultra short bursts of high intensity intermittent training can have, whether you are an athlete or a sedentary couch potato.In Fast Exercise, Michael Mosley, a sloth, teams up with super fit health journalist Peta Bee to dispel myths and show you how to get the most out of exercise, whatever your age or level of fitness They offer practical, science based advice and a range of novel work outs designed for the time starved generation Workouts that can be done anywhere, anytime and which fit unobtrusively into even the busiest day.This is a book for those, like Michael, who don t enjoy exercising but want to lose fat and stay healthy It is for those, like Peta, who love exercise and want to get the most from it It is also for those who are simply curious about how their bodies work.
Fast Exercise The Simple Secret of High Intensity Training Get Fitter Stronger and Better Toned in Just a Few Minutes a Day Dr Michael Mosley and Peta Bee investigate the fascinating science behind a radical new approach to exercise one that is incredibly time efficient Research done by leading sports scientists has shown

  • Title: Fast Exercise: The Simple Secret of High Intensity Training: Get Fitter, Stronger and Better Toned in Just a Few Minutes a Day
  • Author: Michael Mosley Peta Bee
  • ISBN: 9781780721989
  • Page: 132
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Fast Exercise: The Simple Secret of High Intensity Training: Get Fitter, Stronger and Better Toned in Just a Few Minutes a Day”

    1. It's ok, but there are definitely better books on the subject. Try HIIT - High Intenstity Interval Training Explained, by James Driver, by far the best book on this subject and I've read a few now.As for this book, it most definitely requires more detailed explanations and more actual exercises to do - It is lacking in this regard. Novices will be left with little clue on where to start or how to progress. Intermediates to advanced people will not be satisfied either for there is not really anyt [...]

    2. I bought this book shortly after reading "The Fast Diet: The Simple Secret of Intermittent Fasting: Lose Weight, Stay Healthy, Live Longer" by Michael Mosley & Mimi Spencer. I have recently started applying the 5:2 diet principles suggested in "The Fast Diet" (restricting calorie intake to 600 calories for two days a week) with impressive results. I also watched the Horizon programme made by Michael Mosley on High Intensity Training (HIT). If you've seen the programme you probably don't need [...]

    3. In his 2012 BBC Horizon programme about weight loss that showed the benefit of intermittent fasting (and resulted in the book The Fast Diet) Michael Mosely also discovered the HIT exercise method. Studies show that HIT in which you do a few minutes of high intensity exercise 3 times a week is as or more effective than many hours spent going more slowly. What we have known as fat burning really isn't. This is fascinating and highly appealing.He explains exactly how to do the HIT exercise. It can [...]

    4. More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog surrealtalvi.wordpress/I was surprisingly disappointed by this book. What should have been a clean and easy exercise program to accompany the FastDiet book (e.g exercises and content focusing on weight loss) was instead mostly text describing why exercise is important, a couple of exercises with a few 'icon' like pictures, and then more discussions about why exercise is important. It's not set up for either those starting out or for those with a more advan [...]

    5. “Yes. I know. Medics keep telling us about exercise. I have no time for gyms and, anyway, I hate tread mills and riding bicycles that get nowhere”----Many people’s response to the suggestion that they might benefit from exercise.They know exercise is essential for good health, but much of what it involves puts them off, especially the time factor. So they should find fast exercise or “high intensity training,” a refreshing idea. It only takes a few minutes a day and can be done almost [...]

    6. I found this book to be extremely useful primarily due to its accessibility and simplicity. I know that some exercise enthusiasts and experts have said that it is not the definitive word on HIT (High Intensity Training) but, with respect, I think they are missing the point. This is not a book for elite athletes (just as well for me!) but the average person approaching middle age looking for some proven methods to try to improve fitness and slow (or even reverse) the deterioration in health. One [...]

    7. Rating: 3.5This book is about the HIIT exercise method, which is a time-saving good-result way of exercise when you don't have time and/or motivation to do exercise long and often. You can do with an exercise bike, by walking or running, or bodyweight-exercises. This method fits people in various levels of health--- digression: this book does not talk anything for those whose knees are not in the best shape, who need to do more research for right (leg) exercises, nor does it tell which exercises [...]

    8. The exercises were too simplistic, and would not have benefited me as they weren't intense cardio workouts. There needs to be more evidence from genuine scientific studies not just experiments that a few friends in a sports science lab get up to. While I agree that HIT training is very beneficial, I think that people should not read this book and use the advice but hire a personal trainer or try a local HIT class as it is not for everyone.

    9. A really good easy to understand introduction to HIT that will definitely change the way that i exercise A really good easy to understand introduction to HIT that will definitely change the way that I exercise, in fact it will change my life and free up so much more time while making me more mindful of how I can incorporate more movement into my life

    10. I received this advance copy thanks to Edelweiss and the publisher. It's a great introduction into the science and how-to's behind HIT. What's nice about FastExercise is that it is easily incorporated into one's day and doesn't take up a big chunk of time. Also, there's no sweating involved :)

    11. quite short and lacking in exercise routine detail. Would have preferred a list of exercises for specific muscle groups or just more variety.

    12. Cartea se bazeaza pe rezultatele ultimelor cercetari in domeniul sportului.Cel mai eficient exercitiu fizic este HIIT - high intensity interval training, adica scurte intervale de intensitate mare alternate cu intensitate redusa.E demonstrat stiintific ca aduce rezultate mai bune decat antrenamente prelungite si dese.Exercitiul aerobic poate fi alergat, spinning, inot etc. Minimul pt rezultate:- 40 de secunde (2X20 secunde), dintr-un total de 4-6 minute cu tot cu intervalele recuperare (pas leje [...]

    13. Very insightfulI really enjoyed reading this as I like Michael's style of writing and I can understand what he's on about. Having seen his documentaries I could remember a lot of the tests he went through and how surprised he was at the results. This book has brought back a lot of info that I'd forgotten and added to it. I am currently trying out HIT exercises (I prefer using the cross trainer) but do it for far longer than I probably need to, based on what I've read, so it's nice to know that w [...]

    14. Fast, fast exercise!I found the information interesting. I have tried the bike every other day for a couple weeks. I’m now recovering from foot surgery and will try it again soon. I found the bike draining but in such short time. I must say I rather liked being able to do it all in about 10 minutes.

    15. Interesting concepts. As a person who actually enjoys exercise, the idea of doing it for such a short time goes against the grain. The book confirms I am doing most things right, but after reading, I will build in more high-intensity work into my training sessions. A must for all those sloths who hate exercise. Published in 2013 I wonder if there is a need for an update?

    16. Overall good. Concept itself is counter intuitive but well explained. If anything, too much explanation before the detail of how to exercise differently. As for the exercises, a bit muddled. Lot of repetition here which confused me a little. I'm giving it a go tho, so inn that sense I can't complain

    17. Very good read which changed my perception of what exercise actually is, how much to do and what kind of exercise would be ideal. So now I have something new to try over the course of the next six months, plenty of HIT/walking/rowing/running as well as to continue my strength exercises.

    18. It may be too soon to give this a rating, let's see how I do once I put it into practice at get results! Nevertheless, this looks like a good exercise regime for me and I should hopefully be able to get some value from it.

    19. FastExercise is a book worth reading. Personally, I wouldn't describe it as an exercise book, rather a review of training methods and their benefits with a baseline program you can follow. It is not a get out their an exercise book, rather a study of an approach (HIT - High-Intensity Training) and its particular benefits.In short, it is a book that offers excellent insight into the science of exercise through its references while creating a very simple, yet approachable read on the subject of ho [...]

    20. First 20mins of exercising buys you an hour of life, the next 20mins buys you (only) another 15 mins and so on. Thus the book encourages to make the first 20mins your golden time to strike. While you can do low intensity, or high intensity, the body will adapt to it and you won't reap much benefit. High Interval Intensity (HIT) keeps the body guessing, and it targets tummy fat and something about mitochondrias that I just couldn't comprehended (despite reading it 5 times). Worth a try so I am tr [...]

    21. reviews the studies suggesting that remarkably short bursts of very high-intensity interval training (cycling in most of the lab studies, but can be running uphill or stair climbing or) 3 days/week can have impressive impact on weight management, body fat, VO2 max, glucose tolerance, etc.The byplay of main author, who apparently hates exercise and just wants to secure his health benefits as promptly as possible, preferably without having to change clothes or sweat, and the coauthor, who loves di [...]

    22. Svenska utgåvan har orange omslag med svart löpsedeltypsnitt och Michael Mosleys bild. Titeln på svenska lyder: Träna 3 minuter i veckan - 5:2-guruns guide till högintensiv träning. Därefter nere till vänster nämns medförfattare hälso- och träningsjournalisten Peta Bee.HIT-högintensiv träning är inget nytt under solen. Roger Bannister som var först under 4 minuter på engelska milen sprang tio enminutersrusher redan på femtiotalet.Liksom 5:2-dieten, som Mosley förstås kombiner [...]

    23. I would advise the reader to annotate this book while reading it, as the breakdown of the fast exercise regime does get a little complicated; it is certainly not as simple explained as The Fast Diet.The development of this exercise regime is something that I have been watching with great interest after first discovering it, right about the same time Mosley presented his accompanying BBC fasting documentary. I have been exercising the Fasting diet for the past two years and have experienced nothi [...]

    24. Fast Exercise is Dr. Michael Mosley's follow-up to his successful book, Fast Diet about intermittent fasting. This book focuses on the latest trend in fitness - HIT, or High Intensity Training and gives you an easy to follow and understand program, while still delving into the science behind it in Mosley's usual accessible style. I enjoyed it and will definitely incorporate elements of HIT into my routine. That said, I'm not sure that this book is as well-written as the previous book - I seemed [...]

    25. I ended up disappointed with this book I am not a specialist, but I have been interested in sports, nutrition and health in general for years. The relevant information on this book could be covered in just a page. Even worse, this book is neither motivating and challenging, neither interesting to read.Spoiler Alert!If you want to know the main information on the book:Physical activity is important. Not all kinds of training have the same results. If you want to live longer and lose weight, do HI [...]

    26. Ok, good premise and lots of good tips for fitting exercise in your day without getting your panties in a bunch. But I do think it's a stretch to think that you can get interval training without working up a sweat. For some people, sweat is the key to de-foxing, and a surefire way to ensure you have elevated your blood pressure to burn a few calories. Love the concept of interval training, and i believe that it works. So I will be adapting this into my lifestyle. But no sweating? Come on - how l [...]

    27. I had watched a documentary by the author which in part covered "Fast Exercise" ( it also covered Fast Diet). The show was a little easier to follow. The book is very intense, but I am interested in the science that helps to explain how exercising for less time with high intensity bursts can be very effective. I read the beginning of the book, and then as I progressed and it got more complex I started to skimAnd just read the parts that I found interesting. With so many adults succumbing to type [...]

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