If you’re looking to improve your fitness, lose body fat and live a longer life, high-intensity interval training (HIIT) is a HUGE tool to put in your fitness toolbox! And Tabata is a fun and fast way to get it DONE!
That’s why this week I am issuing you a…
The good news is, Tabata works for almost everyone from beginners to advanced athletes.
That’s because what’s “high intensity” to one person might be completely different for someone else, based on their fitness level.
Bonus: because the workouts are so intense, you don’t have to work out for as long as you do for the same benefits offered by moderate-intensity workouts.
Here’s how it works: first warm up really, really, really well (do some cardio to warm up your body, and then some dynamic total-body exercises like leg swings, lunges, push-ups, etc. to get your muscles in gear).
Traditional Tabata workouts have you alternate between two different exercises.
You do the first exercise for 20 seconds, take a 10-second break, and then do the second exercise for 20 seconds, and take a 10-second break. You repeat that for a total of 4 times through – for a total of 4 MINUTES.
Some ideas for exercises you can use for your Tabata Challenge:
💪Burpees vs Alternating Lunges
💪Kettlebell Swings vs Push-ups
💪Squats vs Mountain climbers
💪Skaters vs Pull-ups
Let’s all aim for integrating Tabata Training into your workouts at least THREE days this week!
Listen to your body – if you haven’t done a HIIT workout in a while, it’s a good idea to do a little less than you think you should because they can be sneaky and give you bonus delayed-onset muscle soreness the next day!
Are you ready to join in on the fun?! Let me know in a comment below!