Thursday, June 25, 2009

Mitochondria and the six minute workout

Can you build endurance from six minutes of working out a week? I ran across this on The New York Times site:
Since mitochondria enable muscle cells to use oxygen to create energy, “changes in the volume of the mitochondria can have a big impact on endurance performance.” In other words, six minutes or so a week of hard exercise (plus the time spent warming up, cooling down, and resting between the bouts of intense work) had proven to be as good as multiple hours of working out for achieving fitness.

1 comment:

Aaron Hayes said...

Sean and I just started this training after reading that article!!!