Have you heard of Tabata? This style of workout can help you burn fat and boost cardio gains in a super short amount of time.
With Tabata, you’re going ALL OUT intense for 20 seconds, followed by 10 seconds of rest. Repeat for a total of 8 rounds.
Tabata is one of the most effective workouts you can do! A study was conducted on cyclists performing Tabata and found a 4-minute minute workout was more effective than an hour of steady state cardio. INSANE!
Since you’re going at a HIGH intensity during those four minutes, your metabolism will be elevated after your workout, meaning you burn fat up to 24 hours after your workout!!
Lead researcher Michele Olson, Ph.D. at the Auburn University Montgomery Kinesiology Laboratory says that “This particular style of interval training has profound effects even on short-term post-exercise metabolism. It would take 5 times the amount of typical cardio exercise to shed the same number of calories you can in a 4-minute Tabata.”
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Join me and let’s do a 4 minute home Tabata workout together! This workout is only 4 minutes and NO equipment needed!! No excuses, right?!
In today’s workout, we did:
If you are BRAND NEW to fitness and want to modify, take out the jumps and just squat, and take the mountain climbers down to your knees and hold a plank. It does NOT have to be perfect–just MOVE!!
Sources: Shape.com, Livestrong.com
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