Have you ever heard of a tabata? Ever want to know how to do a tabata workout?
If you have never done one before, you are in for a big surprise! First of all, a tabata only takes about 4 to 5 minutes. Yep, your heard me right, 4 minute workout.
What you do is take pretty much any exercise that you would like, do the first one for 20 seconds, rest for 10 seconds, do the second exercise for 20 seconds, rest for 10 seconds. Do that for 4 -5 minutes straight. You will see why you only do it that long!
For my workout today, I did a tabata workout in place of my intervals. I did dumbbell swings and mountain climbers. Wow! After my last set of mountain climbers, I could barley get up off the floor! I was breathing so hard, and felt like I was about to see my lunch again!
I went to the locker room to change, and it felt like my shoes were stuck to the floor. I could barely lift my legs to change back into my jeans. I just kept thinking, good thing I didn’t drive the manual transmission car to the gym today! I don’t think I would have made it home!
So what you want to do is get a stop watch, or have someone time you when you do tabatas. You could even mix some music that will slow down and speed up according to the time when you are working hard, or resting.
Check out this video of Holly Rigsby doing the tabata workout that I did today. I have to give her all the credit in the world for doing a tabata on video! Now, just because it says tabatas for mom’s does not not mean that you have to be a mom, or a woman to do this workout!
Try a tabata workout yourself, and let me know what you think!