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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Workout 5 - Longest 20 seconds of your life!

Welcome to Tabata training!

Tabata training is a form of high intensity interval training(HIIT) discovered by Dr. Izumi Tabata.  This particular type of HIIT is said to be the most beneficial.  It is 20 seconds of work followed by 10 seconds of rest for 8 rounds.  Studies have proven HIIT to be much more effective than jumping on a piece of cardio equipment and maintaining the same speed.  So, if you aren't afraid of the challenge and want to see results, give it a try.  This type of workout should only be completed 2x/week because of the intensity and energy systems it uses.

There is a great free app that will make this workout much easier to complete: Tabata Timer

During the 20 second work phases, be prepared to move as fast as you can and with the most power you can possible put forth.

8 rounds: Squats
8 rounds: Push-ups (modified if needed)
8 rounds: Double crunches
8 rounds: Burpees (no push-up)

*Rest between each different exercise for about 2 - 3 minutes.

This is an intense workout.  Know your limits.  Monitor your heart rate and be sure to stop if you ever feel light-headed or uncomfortable in any way.

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