Disclosure: I was asked to participate in the CocoaVia® Live Your Life with Heart campaign. I was compensated for my time.
I have an awesome quickie workout for you guys. It’s high-intensity and doesn’t require any equipment, so you can do it just about anywhere. All you need is a little bit of space!
In case you’re unfamiliar with Tabata workouts, here’s what they’re all about…
A standard Tabata circuit is four minutes long and broken up into intervals of 20 seconds of work, followed by 10 seconds of rest. Referencing the workout above, you’ll perform the first two exercises, alternating each one, for 20 seconds with 10 seconds of rest. So, for example, you’ll do as many Jump Squats (each with a 2-second hold) as possible in 20 seconds (hey, high-intensity!) and then rest for 10 seconds. Then, you’ll perform Mountain Climbers (same goal: high-intensity!) for 20 seconds and then rest 10 seconds. After that, you’ll return to the Jump Squats for 20 seconds, followed by 10 seconds of rest, and so on for a total of 4 minutes. (You’ll perform each exercise 4 times.) You’ll perform the second Tabata (High Knees + Curtsy Squats with Lateral Kicks) and third Tabata (Jump Lunges + Single Leg Deadlifts) the exact same way (20 seconds of work + 10 seconds of rest). Ideally, you’ll move from one Tabata to the next without rest, but if you need a second to catch your breath, so you can go all out on the next Tabata, go right ahead!
As you guys know, I love quick and sweaty workouts. They’re efficient, effective, and give me the most bang for my buck when it comes to fitness. I also love these kinds of workouts because the more you put into them (i.e. effort, heart), the more you get out of them (i.e. calorie burn, results). Like with anything in life– training for a marathon, advancing your career, or spending time with your family– it’s important to give your full effort and really live your life to its fullest.
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I hope you guys enjoy the Tabata workout! Happy sweating!!
†This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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