Today’s workout will provide an intense and effective workout using the Tabata method. Tabata who? Named after the creator, Izumi Tabata, this training is one of the most popular forms of high-intensity interval training (HIIT). Pick an activity and go all-out for 20 seconds, and then rest for 10 seconds. Repeat.
Why should you Tabata?
Originally created for speed skaters, this workout can help improve BOTH your aerobic and anaerobic capacity. In a short amount of time, you can work on increasing your stamina, developing strength and you’ll feel pretty amazing afterwards as well.
Today, we are going to go all out – working on anaerobic threshold training (meaning you are unable to take in as much oxygen to meet the oxygen demands your muscles want). And, yes, you should be breathing hard.
Ready for a challenge? We want you to give your all in those 20 seconds. You can do ANYTHING for 20 seconds. Don’t cheat yourself.
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Warm up before you start – run, jump rope, or do jumping jacks to help your body prepare for the workout.
Perform the exercises in AB/AB/AB/AB (each exercise will be completed 4x) manner before moving on to the next pair.
A. High Knees
B. Mountain Climbers
B. Push Ups
A. Squat Jacks
B. Side Hip Raise
A. Static Squat/Wall Squat
B. Bear Crawl
A. Switch Lunge Jumps
B. Superman Lifts
A. Mountain Climbers
B. Toe Touch Crunch
BOOM! You did it! Quick, intense, effective. Don’t you feel like a beast?!
Peel yourself off the ground and don’t forget to cool down to let your body return to a resting state.