Tabata Training

November 13, 2010 § Leave a comment

My husband and I after he completed the Victoria Marathon

I like to do some form of physical activity almost everyday. That being said, going to the gym in these cool weather months can become quite monotonous. In order to keep my mind and body happy I take advantage of group exercise classes offered at my local gym. My friend Carrie recently introduced me to the Tabata Training Method in her Total Body Conditioning class.

Tabata is known for its fast-and-furious 20 second intervals followed by 10 seconds of recovery. Each exercise is performed eight times totaling 4 minutes, with a minute of rest while rotating to your next exercise. Pick five exercises and a 20 minute workout quickly becomes the equivalent to one hour of cardio. Now who doesn’t love that ?! ¬†Give this workout a try and I promise you will see changes quickly if you push yourself.

Here are a few Tabata exercises I enjoy:
Pushups
Squats with overhead presses
Lunges with biceps curls
Burpies
Mountain climbers

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