Today we are bringing you another round of Tabatas* on a Tuesday because that just makes the most sense!
As a reminder, Tabatas come with many benefits and we are a huge supporter of this type of workout style. According to LiveStrong, “intense exercise raises our metabolic rate to about 15 times the basal metabolic rate, or BMR. The Tabata method puts short-lived but acute stress on the body. When these intense exercises occur on a regular basis, the body increases its BMR to handle the new demands put on it. Since the BMR is the amount of energy your body burns while at rest, any increase to this rate increases the fat that your body burns even when you are not exerting yourself.”
Additionally, you’ll gain retention in your muscle tissue, anaerobic and aerobic capacity increases, and the best part of all saves time.
For these Tabata sets today, all you need is yourself in some workout clothes.
As a friendly reminder, Tabatas are performing an exercise as quickly as you can (with correct form) for 20 seconds and then resting for 10 seconds for a total of 4 minutes.
For example, perform exercise ‘a’ for 20 seconds with a 10 second rest,
then perform exercise ‘b’ for 20 seconds with a 10 second rest.
4 times each
a. mountain climbers
b. bicycle crunches
a. jump lunges
b. jump squats
And don’t forget your POW beforehand. Now let’s get BOOSTED!
Do you like Tabatas? Have you ever done a Tabata before? If not, give it a try today!