Tabata Intervals

Have you ever heard of Tabata training? I love it! I utilize it 2x/week because it’s all I can handle and I have other personal fitness goals that I am working on so 2x/week is enough for me.

Tabata training maximizes anaerobic and aerobic capacity in an intense workout that takes only 4 minutes. Your heart will be pounding and you will need to PUSH yourself and do not take that lightly! It is all out for 20 seconds followed by 10 seconds of rest, for 4 minutes total.

What I like most about Tabata is you can do it anywhere you want with any exercise and/or any equipment. Shoot! No equipment at all is needed if you don’t want to. Here’s an example of my favorite Tabata training but remember the options are endless:

Tabata example 1:
Warmup 10min : light jog, biking, or powerwalk
Burpees 20sec
10sec rest
Repeat 8x

sledge sledge2(Photo Credit: Chris Kassajikian YouTube chubbeproductions)

Tabata example 2:
Warmup 10min : light jog, biking, or powerwalk
Sledge hammer on tire 20sec
10sec rest
Repeat 8x

Tabata example 3:
Warmup 10min : light jog, biking, or powerwalk
Sprint 20sec
10sec rest
Repeat 8x

 

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