Are you getting bored with your workout routine and would like to try something new? Give Tabata training a try! Tabata’s have become a very popular type style of interval training over the years and can be done anywhere, all you need is a timer.
Tabata’s are a high intensity interval training workout routine, also commonly known as “HIIT”. You will start the Tabata with an exercise for 20 seconds without stopping, then rest for 10 seconds. Once those 10 seconds are up you immediately start that exercise again for another 20 seconds. You will go through eight rounds totaling four minutes per Tabata. If you choose to use your phone to keep track of time there are some great apps you can download, such as Tabata Stopwatch Pro. Here is an example of how a Tabata may be written out in a program.
1a) Body Squats- 20 seconds
1b) Rest- 10 seconds
* 1a for 20 sec, 1b for 10 sec. Repeat EIGHT times to total FOUR minutes
Intrigued?? Try it out for yourself with the program I wrote below.
This is a routine for legs and core and its only 28 minutes long!
1a) Dumbbell body squats – 20 seconds
1b) Rest – 10 seconds
2a) Russian Twists – 20 seconds
2b) Rest – 10 seconds
3a) Stiff leg deadlifts – 20 seconds
3b) Rest – 10 seconds
4a) Leg lifts – 20 seconds
4b) Rest – 10 seconds
5a) High windmill with dumbbell (right side) – 20 seconds
5b) Rest – 10 seconds
6a) High windmill with dumbbell (Left side) – 20 seconds
6b) Rest – 10 seconds
7a) Lunges with dumbbell – 20 seconds
7b) Rest – 10 seconds
By switching up your workouts to include Tabata in them, you are guaranteed to see results that will make you searching for further routines!
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