Do you ever get tired of doing the same workouts over and over and not seeing the results you want?! That was me a few weeks ago. I was stuck in the same routine and realized that my body wasn’t changing because I had plateaued (you have to keep your body guessing in order to become stronger and to see results).
So, I went from circuit training and HIIT workouts to doing Tabata. And I have to say that I love it! I look forward to my workouts and I do feel that my strength has increased.
Tabata is basically doing one exercise for a designated time amount, having a small break, and then performing the same exercise again. There are many different styles of Tabata. Lately, I have been doing one exercise for 20 seconds, with a 10 second rest in between, for 8 rounds. Other variations include doing an exercise for 50 seconds, with a ten second rest or even one exercise for 50 seconds and another for 10 seconds. There are many variations but the key is repetition!
I have two Tabata workouts on my Youtube playlist and think that they are both effective (although I am a bit biased :). ). Here is the Arms and Abs Tabata if you want to give it a try. All you need is a pair of dumbbells (or water bottles), some comfy clothes and some water. In addition, this workout is less than 20 minutes so it can easily fit into a busy day.
Have a great workout and please let me know how you feel about Tabata ❤