Wednesday’s Workout: Tabata Training

IMG_5219This week has just flown by. I can’t believe its Wednesday already!!

It’s starting too feel a bit more like fall, trees have been changing colors and leaves have been falling.

It is getting a bit chilly but there has yet to be frost 🙂 so I really shouldn’t complain… also I am REALLY looking forward to the fall/winter seasons, not so much for the weather, but for all the fun holiday and family stuff that happens!!!

Onto our Wednesday’s workout. Here is the workout for the day!

We just finished a Pyramid Workout series. But I thought I would stick with the intervals, because I’m a huge fan!!

So now we are doing tabatas!!

A tabata is 8 sets of 20 second exercise and 10 second rest. These 8 sets of 20/10 all adds up to 4 minutes.

The whole idea is that you work as hard as you can for the 20 seconds and then you get that little 10 second break and then go again for the 20 seconds working as hard as you can, until you’ve completed your 8 sets. It doesn’t seem all that tough because 20 seconds isn’t long right?! But when you are doing one exercise for 20 seconds 8 sets and giving it all you’ve got, believe me you will fell those muscles working!!

Here is the tabata workout I want to share. With each of the 4 exercises (Bicep Curl, Pulse Lunge, Crunches, Donkey Kicks) do a complete tabata, 20 seconds of work 10 seconds resting 8x. In total this will give you a 16 minute workout.

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I added this tabata workout onto a 20 minute cardio session, and it worked out to be a great total body workout!!

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