Turns out that workouts don’t have to be super long to be super effective. High intensity intervals like Tabata training require intense effort for a short period of time and studies have shown that these quick but vigorous workouts provide all the health and fitness benefits of traditional endurance training
We asked Greatist Expert Eugene “Bo” Babenko to come up with a super quick andunbelievably simple workout that would challenge exercisers of all levels. Babenko designed a six-and-a-half-minute workout named after (and the same length as) the Eagles song “Hotel California.” If you’ve got seven minutes and a pair of dumbbells, this workout is for you.
To up the intensity/challenge, just do the workout a few times in row. Bonus: Ditch the stopwatch and play on repeat (scroll down for a handy embedded player). Now you’ve got yourself a workout timer and a playlist.
Need a quick dumbbell how-to? Check out Greatist Expert Jessi Kneeland demo-ing proper technique and movement for this workout!