I have an awesome workout to share with you guys today!
I went to the gym this morning with plans to shake up my cardio routine a little bit. As I warmed up on the elliptical, I typed up a fast-paced workout on my phone, inspired by the Uplift workout class I took in New York City back in December.
The class incorporated two tabatas that got our heart rates up and kicked our butts in the best way and I created a few of my own tabatas to do after my warm up was done.
How do tabatas work? You simply complete an exercise like burpees or sprints for 20 seconds, followed by 10 seconds of rest for four total rounds. (Like the Uplift class, the tabatas I created incorporated two exercises.) One tabata lasts for only four minutes but leaves you dripping in sweat!
If you’re looking for an easy way to time yourself during tabata workouts, check out the Tabata Timer app.
It’s fabulous and extremely user friendly.
After my workout, I headed home with Ryan to make myself a fast and filling breakfast.
On the menu for today: A toasted bagel topped with almond butter, banana slices, cinnamon and chia seeds
Now it’s time for me to head out and do that work thang!
Question of the Morning
- Do you ever incorporate tabatas into your workouts?