Trainer Tuesday: Tabata Workouts

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Sometimes when I’m at home, and I don’t have to work at the gym, I don’t want to go to the gym. But unless I’m doing a workout DVD, I never feel like I’m getting a hard enough workout at home.

Enter the Tabata Workout. What’s that you say? You don’t know what a tabata workout is?

4 Total Minutes of High Intensity Work

20 seconds work

10 seconds rest

Repeat 8 times

Sounds easy, right?! It’s not. What’s great about it is that the 20 seconds is up so quickly it doesn’t even give you a chance to think “I can’t do this, it’s so hard.” The best part is you can do it with any exercises – at home, at the gym, anywhere! You can also tailor a tabata workout to the length of time you have – I usually do 8 exercises, with one minute of rest between. That takes about 40ish minutes to complete.

Here are a few examples of tabata workouts you can do at home:

Tabata #1

Tabata #2

Tabata #3

Tabata #4

I’d love it if you guys tried these workouts and reported back to me with your feelings on them!

Have you ever done a tabata workout before? What’s your favorite?


One thought on “Trainer Tuesday: Tabata Workouts

  1. I love Tabata – but I’ve only done it as a high intensity cardio workout! Love the idea of adding in other options. I pinned this because I’ve been planning to do a Tabata style workout with my boot camp and I might try to incorporate some of the weight moves, too.
    Thanks for sharing!!!

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