News about the so-called “Scientific 7-Minute Workout” has been buzzing around the web like crazy for the last month. In fact, the story even made its way into The New York Times, The New York Daily News, The Huffington Post and many other top news sites.

The workout was developed by The Human Performance Institute and requires only resistance from body weight, so you don’t have to purchase any fancy exercise equipment or visit a gym to get in shape. The downside is that the 7-minute workout explanations from Institute and The Times only featured descriptions of the exercises paired with pictures or illustrations -something hard to base an exercise routine on if you’ve never actually done these workouts before.

Fortunately, we are here to help and have created a video of the 7-minute workout so you can see exactly what goes into the routine before you try the famous 7-minute workout for yourself and, when you do try it, this video can help you keep track of the exercises and your time.

1. Jumping jacks (Total body)

2. Wall sit (Lower body)

3. Push-up (Upper body)

4. Abdominal crunch (Core)

5. Step-up onto chair (Total body)

6. Squat (Lower body)

7. Triceps dip on chair (Upper body)

8. Plank (Core)

9. High knees/running in place (Total body)

10. Lunge (Lower body)

11. Push-up and rotation (Upper body)

12. Side plank (Core)

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