It’s one of my favorite clips from the movie “There’s Something About Mary”.
Ben Stiller picks up a hitchhiker, and his passenger begins to tell him about his idea for the next great exercise video = “7 Minute Abs”. He tells Stiller that if someone goes into a store and sees a video for 8 Minute Abs and right beside it is a video for 7 Minute Abs, everyone will pick the 7 Minute Abs video
Stiller then asks the hitchhiker what would happen if somebody came out with a 6 Minute Ab video.
It’s at that point that the hitchhiker starts to get a bit rattled, and tells Stiller that such an idea is ridiculous.
Here’s the clip:
I thought of this video while I was reading an article in The New York Times about six-minute workouts.
The story contains videos for three different, full-body workouts, each of which can be completed in six minutes.
I watched each workout, and they look like a nice change of pace from my usual workout recently which has been 30 minutes on an exercise bike. So I think I’m going to give these workouts a shot for at least the next two weeks to see if they are effective. I plan to work out six days a week, which means I’ll be cycling through each video twice a week.
I’ll report back in a couple of weeks with my impressions of the workouts.
One final note, and it’s a bit ironic.
The workouts were created in partnership with Chris Jordan, Director of Exercise Physiology at Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute.
Jordan is also the creator of the widely-known 7 Minute Workout… I guess Stiller was on to something…