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Tabata That

In exercise, Fitbook, Personal Trainer on October 31, 2012 at 4:43 am

Do you do tabata workouts? They are high-intensity workouts that only last for 4 minutes.

A few reasons I love them…

1) Increases your HR hours after you are finished, therefore increasing calories burned.

2) Utilizes many muscle groups to burn more calories.

3) Increases aerobic capacity.

4) Short and effective.

The breakdown of a tabata is 4 minutes, 20 second intense training, 10 second recovery/rest. 1 tabata is 8 rounds. Typically you want to repeat that 2-3 more times for maximum results.

Full-body tabata workout:

1) Renegade row w/ wide jump

2) Jump squat w/ reach over

3) Mtn. Climbers

4) Weighted skaters

All you need is an interval timer (I use a Gymboss) and a pair of free weights/dumbbells.

Do a 5-7 dynamic warm-up to help raise that core temp and HR and then start the tabata.

Disclaimer – Even though I am a certified personal trainer, you should still consult your Dr. before beginning a new workout program. If at any time you feel pain, discontinue workout. 

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  1. Love this! You’re going to do such a great job once you finally start working with clients. You’re clear, concise, easy to understand and definitely motivational. I think you’d be great one-on-one, but could definitely see you leading a group too! Out of curiosity, how much weight were you using?

    • I was using 15lbs. I forgot to put my mat down, it’s out in the garage where I usually work out. So the weights kept slipping every time I would put them down. LOL And thank you friend! I have to admit, I did a run through yesterday afternoon and was dripping in sweat and couldn’t talk. So I had to wait before I could film it…

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