In the test, sedentary men (that’s you) were asked to pedal all-out for just 60 seconds daily before returning to their TV remotes. Amazingly, over 12 weeks the study group managed to improve their aerobic capacity, blood-sugar control and body-fat percentage as much as those who rode for 45 minutes at a moderate pace.
Let us be clear: researchers said nothing about subjects looking like Ryan Gosling after the test was completed, nor of their ability to grate cheese with their abs. Even so, if you’re extremely low on willpower, we think it’s a pretty good start: subjects saw significant weight loss and increased muscle tone. The scientists call it extreme interval training. We’re calling it bodybuilding for the bone-idle.