Quickie Workout #13 - Tabata

Sunday, May 27, 2012

You can use a kitchen timer to keep track of your intervals or download a Tabata interval timer app. If you are unclear what the exercise is I am describing, please look for a video or arrange for an in-person tutorial.

Please consult your doctor before engaging on any fitness regime. 

Remember to go for QUALITY over quantity. Don't forget to breathe! Please email me if you want tips on how to make the quickies easier or more challenging (mollie@ptmollie.com).

Tabata is a high intensity interval training (HIIT) exercise technique that lasts 4 minutes. Within that 4 minutes you perform 8 intervals that each last 20 seconds with 10 seconds of rest in between. For those 20 seconds you should go all out to almost your maximum effort.

I hope you are ready for this!

Warm up: By walking or running for 2-5 minutes until you break into a light sweat.

First 4 minutes: Squats 20 seconds on, 10 seconds of rest 8X.

One minute of rest.

Next 4 minutes: Push/press ups 20 seconds on, 10 seconds of rest 8X.

One minute of rest.

Next 4 minutes: Mountain climbers 20 seconds on, 10 seconds of rest 8X.

One minute of rest.

Final 4 minutes: Reverse curls (lift hips up in air) 20 seconds on, 10 seconds of rest 8X.

You are done! I can't wait to hear how it goes.

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