Do you want to add some variety to your workout? Perhaps you just need to get started but don’t have an hour every day.
Tabatas are perfect. They take four minutes and can be done alone or added on the end of your strength workout.
I have been adding them to the end of my strength training session, but when I was a beginner I used to do them because 15 minute HIIT was just too much for me.
Tabatas are 20 seconds of work with 10 seconds of recovery for eight rounds. Just remember when you do tabatas or HIIT, you want to give all you’ve got during the work period. Really GO HARD!!
My tabatas for this month will be:
Woodchops and Burpees
For my wood chops, I use my medicine ball.
I know that burpees are an advanced exercise, but they are so worth it. I can see a noticeable decrease in my core, and I have to attribute it to burpees. The good thing about burpees is there are many modifications to cater to your fitness level.
The best thing about tabatas is they take four minutes, so no excuses.
Do you have a favorite tabata routine?