It is HOT out there. So stay inside. And once again, as always WORK OUT HARD!
Seriously, the summer is a good time to get yourselves focused on finding new levels of intensity, and to do it safely in a comfortable environment. One of the best intense workouts that we have pushed out there, is TABATA.
Tabata was heavily popularized by CrossFit, but it is so simple, you can do it anywhere, with anything. And it is so popular, you can use a simple search term – tabata timer, to find lots of options at the app store. These options are awesome, because you can use your phone to instantly turn your living room into a crossfit gym
Tabata – for this workout, we are going to focus on 8 minutes. 2 – Four minute segments, that will each be eight sets of 20 seconds of work, followed by 10 seconds of rest. In Option #1, you will do Push-ups for 20 seconds, then rest for 10, then push-up for 20 seconds, then rest for 10. You will continue this for 8 total sets. Immediately following the 10 second rest of the 8th set, you will begin set one of squats for 20 seconds, followed by 10 seconds of rest. 8 total sets of squats and you are done.
Pick from the options below for your best 8 minute workout goals.
Option #1 – Push-ups/Squats
Option #2 – Sit-ups/Lunges
Option #3 – Jump Rope/Burpees
Option #4 – Shuttle Runs/Jumping Jacks
Shuttle Runs are short runs back and forth, about 5-10 meters one direction. If you don’t have a place to do this, then substitute running in place.
Do a google search for every other term if you have questions, or ask me. :)
Be well and Be blessed! - Dr. E