Monday is here again and it’s time for another installment of Move it Monday! How was your weekend? It finally stopped raining on Saturday and it was a nice break of sunshine. I taught a class in the morning at the arboretum and it was so nice to get out and get moving!
Today we are talking about Tabata workouts. I’m sure you’ve heard the buzz. Tabata is high intensity interval training. The main idea behind this kind of workout is to perform an exercise as hard as you can for 20 seconds, then rest for 10 seconds. This 20 seconds work, 10 seconds rest is repeated for eight rounds. Which means it’s only four minutes, but it’s an intense four minutes.
I use an app on my phone that helps me keep track of the time intervals called PushPress Timer. This way I can work without having to have my eyes glued to a timer. Super helpful stuff- what will they think of next?
AND NOW THE WORKOUT! Each circuit contains two exercises. Do each exercise for four mini-rounds of 20 seconds work, 10 seconds rest. For example, the first circuit is mountain climbers and sit ups. Start by doing mountain climbers for 20 seconds, rest 10 seconds, then start mountain climbers again for 20 seconds. Continue with mountain climbers until you have done four 20 second sections. Then go straight into sit ups for four mini-rounds of 20 seconds on, 10 seconds off. Rest one minute and start the next two exercises of Circuit 2!
Get your app ready, or just use a timer, and get moving!