Geek Fit: Exercise the Scientific Way

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A scientific study was published in the American College of Sports Medicine’s Health and Fitness Journal outlining why interval training is good for you. In short, they’ve devised a 7 minute circuit that will provide you with the aerobic and resistance training usually provided in a much longer workout. Kratom is a very potent drug that is relatively new and unknown in the US. So, naturally, the issue of how you can test for its presence in the body is still being studied and debated. One reason why not much has been advanced in coming up with a drug test is that Kratom is not a banned drug in the US. In this article, I look at issues touching on drug tests for Kratom. But let’s first look at what Kratom is, what it does, and how it works. It is a tropical coffee tree that grows in Southeast Asia with Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand being the biggest producers. It is also grown in the Philippines and New Guinea. Growing to be as tall as 25 meters, it is a special tree that yields leave the size of a man’s palm when fully grown. These leaves are elliptical, more like hearts, and they feature an underside covered with hair-like growth. This is the least amount of the drug you should find in a sample for you to declare it as a positive result. Even without a Mitragyna drug screening, there are some effects that can give a clue to the drug’s presence, click here! for more about kratom drug test. Apart from these dose-dependent effects and signs, one can also experience effects that are regardless of the amounts consumed. These can happen when Kratom is combined with other psychoactive drugs, which can lead to dangerous results like seizures. Continued abuse of Kratom is also known to cause addiction on its own and produce different withdrawal symptoms similar to the ones noticed among other opioid addicts. Remember that Kratom is a psychoactive plant that interacts with the central nervous system and opioid receptors in the brain. Therefore, if you find yourself in this predicament, get in touch with an addiction treatment center right away. A false positive drug test result is a concern shared by many Kratom users. False positive results are generated when you fail a drug test for a substance you don’t even use. In this instance, certain users reported testing positive for methadone, yet the only thing they are taking is Kratom. Cases of producing a false positive for marijuana have also been reported. You can imagine the kind of mess one could end up in if this were to happen in a strict workplace or learning institution. Many suggested Kratom drug screenings are still at the theoretical stage and are still being formulated to be reliable methods. Other tests do exist but are rarely used in the US because Kratom is legal and so testing is rarely required. False positive results are incredibly unlikely so there is nothing to worry about on that front either. Since the drug is new in the US and relatively less researched, information about it is mostly anecdotal, and most come from users in Thailand and other parts of Southeast Asia where it has been used for ages.

You can see the circuit above, or read their study to learn more about it. Each exercise should be done for 30 seconds, with a 10 second break in between. The circuit can be repeated 2-3 times, giving you a full workout in under 30 minutes.

I’ll be trying this out tonight. Will you join me? Let me know in the comments!

Source: The New York Times


  1. I’m currently nursing an injury, but I’ll join you as soon as I’m healed!

  2. This is well-timed as I’ve been looking for a good (and efficient) workout routine that I can easily add to my sometimes hectic schedule. I’m gonna give this a go. Thanks!

  3. Woohoo! Let me know what you both think of it when you try it. And Nicole, get better soon!

  4. I’m in!

    I just found your site and love it!

  5. I tried it last night and could only half-ass my way through one circuit! I’m defiantly going to do it again.

  6. Late to the party, but I did try this. A lot of the movies were already part of my workout, but the biggest challenge was just switching up and setting up for each move and getting done in 7 minutes with limited space. It does kick your ass though if that’s what you are looking for.

  7. This is almost exactly the workout that I already do! Except I do yoga first and don’t time anything.

  8. Nice! I can definitely see a bit of yoga being a great addition to this workout.

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