tuesday trainer – tabatas
Welcome to Tuesday!
Tuesday’s are always fun here. Stay and enjoy – sip some coffee. Then come back tomorrow, when things are much less “fitnessey” and more rambly. (Fitnessey and rambly are words, right. Or is it “fitnessie”? I never know.)
A few updates before we get started:
- Clara’s Atkins diet is clearly not working. There are no words for those rolls.
- We put an offer in on a house?!?!? Crazy talk. I’ll give updates as I get them!
- Tina’s Bootcamp is whipping me into shape.
(Tina – what exercise would you recommend for Clara’s knee fat?)
- I’ve eaten brussel sprouts the past 5 days. Crazy talk. To balance out that crazy, I also ate an entire pan of peanut butter bars. Balance.
Now that we’re up to date, how about some Tabata fun??
To review, the Tabata protocol looks like this:
20 seconds on. HIGH INTENSITY!!
10 seconds off.
Repeat for a total of 8 times – 4 minutes total workout time!
I know you’re thinking, “4 minutes?!? That’s not a workout!” I promise – when you work to your max during those 20 seconds, you’ll get out of breath quite quickly and force your body to workout ANAEROBICALLY! Tabatas are designed so that you won’t NEED to workout any longer than 4 minutes, but if you are advanced you can do a few rounds of 8 OR pair a Tabata with some cardiovascular training. As always, listen to your body!
As with any type of high-intensity training, I wouldn’t advise anyone to train Tabata-style on consecutive days. Instead, alternate, 2-3 times a week max. You can also incorporate Tabata intervals into a strength training regime (example: Bench Press then two rounds of Tabata intervals. Then back to Bench Press.)
Enough talking…let’s move!! Two tabata workouts to choose from! Both ridiculously named.
Heelclickers AND Plyo Burpees – ME
High Knees AND Burpees – Bonnie, lifetothefull
Pushup w/Side Plank AND Sumo Squat w/Upright Row – Angela, happyfitmama
Squat Press AND Jump Rope – Katie, yesiwantcake
Side Lunge w/ Overhead Press AND Plank Row – Tamara, fitknitchick
Sumo Burpee AND Jump Rope – Paige, runningaroundnormal
Knee Ups w/Mountain Climbers AND Plank w/Frog Jumps – Casey, dailydoseoffityoga
Jumping Lunges – Kristin, STUFTmama
Fun, fun week!! Thanks, ladies, for taking the time to film something! I truly appreciate it!
If you’d like to get hop on the Tuesday Trainer bandwagon, read on Thursday when I’ll announce next weeks’ theme!
QUESTION: Do you own a house? Rent? Live with your parents?