Free Tabata Workout Video

A free gift¬†for you today! ūüôā
 
You probably know by now that one of my favorite workouts on a super time crunched day are Tabata workouts.
 
I've explained before - but to recap - Tabata is another type of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and the basis of Tabata Training is 20 seconds of max intensity work followed by 10 sec rest for 8 rounds for a total of 4 minutes.
 
A good example is sprinting for 20 seconds and then walking for 10 seconds x 8 sets which equals four minutes.
Tabata Training can be done with a number of different exercises.
 
 
The idea is to use an exercise that gets the whole body involved, or at least the major muscle groups. 
 
A study by Japanese scientist Dr. Izumi Tabata, who founded Tabata training, found that high intensity training improved VO2 max (or your maximal oxygen consumption) by about14%, while anaerobic capacity improved by 28%.
 
These effects will help you shed those extra pounds of fat, while also building lean muscle.
 
I recommend the Gymboss interval timer app - and you can put this right on your phone for free.:-)
 
It will keep track of your 8 rounds, work, and rest times for you.
Set your Gymboss timer for Tabata training and you are ready to go!
 
Remember, this is intense training so if you need to take a rest before your timer is done with the 20 seconds, please do so.
The Gymboss timer will keep track of your time and 8 rounds.
 
This Tabata is using 2 exercises:
 
1) Step ups- 20 sec work, 10 sec rest
2) Alternating back lunge - 20 sec work, 10 sec rest
 
 
You will repeat this for 4 rounds (because it's 2 exercises) - your Gymboss timer will keep track for you or you can use your own timer.
 
Click here to see the exercise video for more demonstration and technique.
 
Enjoy!
 

 

 
Renewing Reflection:
Be thankful for what you have¬†and¬†work hard for what you don't have. ūüôā

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