Written by: Taylor Post CAT(C), Certified Athletic Therapist
TABATA what?! (No not ciabatta … )
A Tabata workout is broken down into specific intervals, usually 20 seconds of high intensity work, followed by a short 10 second rest. 8 of these 20:10 “sets” are performed consecutively, for a total of 4 minutes for each movement/exercise. It doesn’t sound like much, but even the most simple exercises become real spicy when done in this high intensity interval style.
Tabata training is an awesome way to train your cardiovascular strength and endurance, without having to spend hours on a cardio machine. It’s also a great way to get a quick but effective workout done, even when you’re short on time or equipment!
Some of my favourite Tabata moves for the whole body:
- Squats (air, goblet, dumbbell, jump)
- Jumping Jacks
- Mountain climbers
- Shoulder press
- Biceps curls
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