Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Workout Wednesday - TABATA Style

It is amazing how busy a day, a life, can get. As a trainer I talk to my clients about making fitness a priority and scheduling appointments. The reality is that even with making it a priority some days it is almost impossible to schedule in a workout. The trick is that you can't let those days build. When you find that you have multiple busy days squeeze in 10 minutes of intervals just to get your body moving. 

With that being said, today we are doing a Tabata workout. If you are having a crazy day fit in a couple of these moves instead of the whole workout and be happy knowing you are doing the best you can.

Tabata refresher: Tabata is a style of intervals in which you pick one (or two) moves and go all out for 20 seconds, recover for 10 seconds, and repeat for 8 rounds (4 minutes). When I say all out I mean ALL OUT! This should be a hard 20 seconds in which you earn those short-sweet respites. 

As always warm up and cool down. 

The Workout:

Round One: Frog Hops
Round Two: Pushup Jacks
Round Three: Weighted Situps
Round Four: Shuttle Runs
Round Five: Jumping Pullups

Five rounds of fun! Five rounds of work! Push hard while maintaining good form. This workout is still about quality, even though we are going for quantity at the same time.

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