Dr Oz: 5 Minute Metabolism Boost Anaerobic Workout – Plank & Saw

By on November 5, 2012

Dr Oz: 5 Minute Metabolism Boost

Now that we’ve explored the Metabolism Body Type Diet and CoQ10 Benefits, it’s time to address burning fat as well. Did you know that five minutes is all it takes to get metabolism boosting benefits from a workout? That sounds like a great excuse to do the bare minimum, and personal trainer Geralyn Coopersmith joined Dr Oz to demonstrate the benefits of a 5 minute metabolism boost workout.

Dr Oz: Aerobic Vs Anaerobic Workout

Geralyn explained that conventional wisdom focuses on aerobic exercise, but trending research finds that anaerobic exercise can really have a positive effect on metabolism. Anaerobic exercise is something that will make you out of breath and is not sustainable for a long period of time.

Dr Oz: 5 Minute Metabolism Boost Anaerobic Workout - Plank & Saw

Geralyn Coopersmith taught Dr Oz an easy 5 minute metabolism boost workout that relies on anaerobic exercise to kick start the metabolism.

Another target of this workout plan is to build muscle tissue that helps the body pursue your goals even when you aren’t working out. Dr Oz and some audience volunteers learned how to do the moves as Geralyn introduced them. Though the models used 2 lb. weights, you can use soup cans or something else you have around the house.

Dr Oz: Fast Feet Anaerobic Workout

The goal in this five-minute workout is 30 seconds of exercise, followed by 15 seconds of something called “active rest,” to help catch your breath.

The first move is Fast Feet, where you bend at the knees and waist while running in place as fast as you can. You are supposed to get out of breath and increase your heart rate. After 30 seconds, stop.

Dr Oz: Plank and Saw Workout Exercise

Get into the plank position and support your body on your forearms and toes. Rock back and forth on the toes for this “rest phase.” Hang in there for 15 seconds to tone the core.

Dr Oz: Squat Press Exercise

Use your weights or cans for 30 seconds of the Squat Press. With a weight in each hand, bend at the knees into a squat, then come up and extend your arms into the air. It looks pretty easy.

After this, return to the Plank and Saw for 30 more seconds. If you need to modify this move, go ahead.

Dr Oz: Wide Out Workout Exercise

Stand up and put the feet together. Then jump in and out like in hopscotch, moving quickly. Add the arms for more of a jumping jack feel to make it more challenging.

Finally, finish with one more round of the Plank and Saw.

Geralyn said the idea is to build up your resistance, add more weight if needed, and get results in just five minutes with this easy workout.

Dr Oz Pets: Cats Treadmill Video & Dog Blows Out Candles

We all love our four-legged family members, and some Dr Oz viewers have even learned health tips from their pets. Choose healthy snacks, like the dog who ate yogurt in a viewer video. Other cats tried out a treadmill to stay active.

Chelsea the monkey seems to really enjoy bath time and was showering in the kitchen sink. OK, I’m a sucker for adorable monkey videos. Finally, a black lab actually blew out the candles on his doggy birthday cake.

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Comments to Dr Oz: 5 Minute Metabolism Boost Anaerobic Workout – Plank & Saw

  1. Thank you for all great info. I’m pear shape and have been struggling to lose weight for pass 20 years up and down and on every diet. I will give this try and let you know.
    Thank You,
    Cecelia Matys

  2. Is the 5-Minute Metabolism-Boosting Workout just as effective if it is done in the early evening?

  3. Thanks Dr. Oz and Geralyn. I was struggling with my belly fat for the last three years. Then I started 4 to 5 miles running every day and cut down on diet but nothing happened. Then accidently, I saw this 5 minutes metabolism boosting workout video. I started this on the same day. You will not believe it with in four weeks I last more than 4 inch of west line and more than 11 pounds with the same diet I was taking before. Once again thank you so much for showing this useful video.
    Now I want to gain some weight without belly fat. How can I do that. I am 5 feet 9 inch and my weight dropped to 152 pounds.
    Thanks Dr. Oz and Geralyn,

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