Need a Change… Tabata Anyone?
Hey What’s going on everyone? Hope you are doing great and maybe even sleeping at this hour. Since I am not that fortunate, I decided to drop a post to maybe add a little diversity to your workouts.
I wanted to give you a routine to try at home with about 30 minutes of free time to spice up your resistance and cardio routines. If you aren’t working out (shame on you!), this could be something you can try for starters.
For those that are not familiar with the Tabata Principle, it is the concept of using timed exertion with a short rest period followed immediately by another movement with maximum exertion. This format with about 5 to 6 exercises are done in sets with the exertion (movement of exercise) lasting about 20 seconds, followed by 10 seconds of rest.
Below I have listed a few standard exercises for you to start out with. Remember that when utilizing this technique you must complete all exercises to complete one set. In between each exercise, you should only be taking enough time to recover (10 seconds) and getting into position to begin the next exercise. Try this out and let me know what you think.
Each Exercise is done for 20 seconds with a 10 second rest period
Completing all exercises once through is considered one set.
Complete 3-5 sets (based on your fitness level)
1. Push Ups (20 seconds max exertion, 10 seconds rest)
2. Mountain Climbers (20 seconds max exertion, 10 seconds rest)
3. Jumping Jacks (20 seconds max exertion, 10 seconds rest)
4. Squats (20 seconds max exertion, 10 seconds rest)
5. Lunges (20 seconds max exertion, 10 seconds rest)
*20 second rest between sets*
Try this out and leave me a comment on what you think.
Thanks for Reading and Have a Great Weekend!