Thursday, August 18, 2011

How to burn 600 calories with 4-5 minutes of exercise

Now I will talk about a revolutionary exercise that burns a lot of calories in just a manner of minutes and will leave you asking, "why didn't I know of that before?" This program is introduced by coach Jim Saret, the fitness instructor of The Biggest Loser in ABS-CBN, trainer of Philippine teams, and a known specialist in sports medicine.

(I learned about this from a friend of mine, whose mother, who is a doctor, happened to listened to one of the coach's talks.)

jim saret
This work out consists of four steps and can be done in a matter or 4-5 minutes. The unbelievable thing is that it burns about 600 calories—extend this to 20 minutes and burn up to 2000 calories. Do you know how many calories an hour of running burn? Only about 100-200.

The reason why it is effective is because it is a metabolic work out. Imagine yourself riding a bicycle. You're pushing the pedal for the bike to run, but notice that even after you stop pushing the pedal, the bike continues to run for a while. That's how it works. It engages different muscle groups in the body, so even after the actual exercise, the metabolic effect is still active up to 24 hours.

How to do lunges

  • 10 basic jumping jacks
  • 10 squats, arms raised
  • 10 push ups
  • 10 lunges for each leg
  • Repeat these steps until the 4 or 5 minutes is up

As you can see, these are very basic. Coach Jim Saret said that you can do this exercise any time. You can visit Coach Jim Saret's website if you want to know more.


  1. It'd probably take 60 full mins of soccer to get the same calorie burn! I'll personally try this out and see what happens... Salamat!

    - Karlie (Karlie's Diet Blog)

  2. Wow! 600 calories? I'm definitely going to do this.

  3. Replies
    1. Use a heart rate monitor and see if it's a lie lol

  4. Has anyone tried this?

  5. "Do you know how many calories an hour of running burn? Only about 100-200."

    Ahem, get your numbers right, genius.

  6. Pure BS.....Mayo Clinic, world leader in medicine
    A 4 min workout DO NOT burn 600 cals!

  7. Ms. Health ConsciousJanuary 30, 2014 at 11:30 AM

    I think the basis for the 100 to 200 calories burned in 1 hour of exercise is for people with sedentary lifestyle. Of course, any workout is useless without eating a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle choices.

  8. Burn 600 calories in just 4 minutes....absolute BS, not possible! See the facts:


  10. (Yawn) Lies, lies. Total bs

  11. Really guys? This is not true? :(

  12. ok. so just how many calories does the 4-minute workout really burn? what's the real number? thanks!

  13. Thanks for your information, it was really very helpfull..