Tabata is a well known workout that takes a total of 9 minutes to complete. The holidays are quickly approaching and we know everyone is scrambling to get their workouts in without taking too much time. Tabata is a great way to increase your heart rate and incorporate a very short interval workout into your routine. You can do it at home, in a gym, outside or wherever you find yourself. The best part about it is the benefits you’ll reap from this intense yet very brief workout.
How do you do it? Easy. Make sure you have a timer handy. If you don’t, an analog clock works just fine. We suggest using squat jumps for this one. They’re made to target a majority of the body and they keep your heart rate up the whole time.
Start with a simple warmup of jogging in place or light jumping jacks for 5 minutes (you can switch it up between jogging in place and jumping jacks too). Once 5 minutes are up, start your squat jumps using all of the high intensity effort you can give for 20 seconds. As soon as 20 seconds are up, rest for only 10 seconds. Repeat these intervals of 10/20 for a total of 8 intervals. As soon as it’s done, your clothes will be ready for the laundry, but you’ll be patting yourself on the back for such a great job on the shortest workout ever!
The Fitmark Team