Tabatas are 4 minute intervals of intense metabolic conditioning and can yield impressive weight loss results. Traditional Tabatas consist of only one exercise, but rotating between multiple exercises is an awesome alternative option that helps to keep both the intensity and interest levels high. Remember no matter what it’s 20 seconds ALL OUT EFFORT followed by 10 seconds REST.
You can choose any of the following approaches:
One exercise performed eight times within a Tabata workout.
Two different exercises performed four times each.
Four different exercises performed two times each.
Eight different exercises each performed once within a Tabata workout.
It doesn't matter what space or equipment limitations you have when it comes to this workout. Tabata options can include dumbbells or barbells, kettlebells and resistance bands, or even just your own bodyweight.
Several Survival Tips To Get You Through Your Tabata:
Before you even get started be prepared by making sure you are well hydrated and nourished, you will need the energy. Also it’s important to give yourself time to digest, you don’t want to eat a full meal directly before this workout, trust me!
To avoid centralized muscle fatigue during each set try switching up your exercise selection and include a mix of upper, lower, and full body movements.
Download a Tabata Timer App, there are plenty to choose from and this will help you stay on track timewise.
Get a playlist arranged, either make your own or search specifically for tabata tracks, this is a key one for my mental focus!
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