(Photo by Marine Sgt. James Gulliver)

As part of the crazy world of the military, our schedules are freakin' hectic. We have a boatload of responsibilities to complete daily and, after everything's done, we have to try and carve out time to get a solid workout in.

That sh*t isn't easy.

So, to complement troops' sh*tty schedules, some masterminds developed a workout technique called high-intensity interval training that will quickly get your heart pumping. The concept is simple, but effective: you perform short bursts of strenuous activity and sneak in even shorter periods of rest between.

Using this technique, trainers have come up with a 7-minute exercise routine that can be done virtually anywhere using just your body weight, a wall, and a standing platform. You'll do 12 different exercises for 30 seconds each and reward yourself with 10 seconds of rest between each set. Although you don't have to do the following motions in any particular order, we recommend that you start from the top with side straddle hops to get your blood pumping.

Let's go over the routine:


Side straddle hops for 30 seconds, rest for 10 seconds.

Wall sit for 30 seconds, rest for 10 seconds.

Push ups for 30 seconds, rest for 10 seconds.

Sit ups for 30 seconds, rest for 10 seconds.

Platform (or chair) step-ups for 30 seconds, rest for 10 seconds.

Side planks for 30 seconds, rest for 10 seconds.

Air squats for 30 seconds, rest for 10 seconds.

Triceps dips for 30 seconds, rest for 10 seconds.

Planking for 30 seconds, rest for 10 seconds.

Running in place for 30 seconds, rest for 10 seconds.

Lunges for 30 seconds, rest for 10 seconds.

Push up with side plank for 30 seconds, rest for 10 seconds.

After you complete the first round, if you've got more time and energy in the tank, then do another.

If you can't find time to do at least one round of this training, you might want to rethink your lifestyle...