Have you ever heard of Tabata Training before? It’s a kind of interval training that involves working hard for 20 seconds, resting for 10 seconds and then repeating that same series 8 times for a total of 4 minutes. You are supposed to go very hard and fast during the 20 seconds of work, leaving you pretty worn out by the time the 4 minutes are up.
You can do this type of training with just about any exercise. Here’s a few examples of tabata-style exercises that we did during our boot camp class this morning…
1. Bodyweight squats
2. Isometric squats (holding in the down squat position)
3. Mountain climbers
5. Wipers (holding upright plank position and jumping feet from side to side)
6. Jump lunges
You can also do a few core exercises utilizing this time of interval system. Here are some things that you could include…
2. Reverse crunches (bringing legs in)
4. Bicycle crunches
5. Double crunches (bring both upper and lower body together)
I love using my interval timer to do tabata or any other type of interval training. Here’s the kind I have…
You can also find free apps for your smartphone as well as this website to help count you down. Give it a try and see how hard you can work in just 4 minutes!!