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:
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?