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 ❤
Hello y’all, happy Fitness Friday! If you are planning on spending some time outdoors this weekend, I have the perfect workout for you. I hope that you enjoy it and that you have an amazing weekend!
*Okay, this workout can also be done inside but why would you want to miss out on some extra Vitamin D? 🙂
**Men, please don’t run away because this post has the word “barre” in it! I promise that there will not be any dancing in this video and this is an effective workout for both genders. You’ll be surprised how heavy these little weights can feel 🙂
Happy Fitness Friday y’all!
I really believe that we all have a soulmate workout, one that makes us feel happy. For me, it is definitely barre. As a former dancer, I fell in love with the grace, flexibility and strength of this workout style. Plus, there isn’t any pounding on the joints and never any Burpees (can you tell that I am really not feeling Burpees right now?!). In addition, barre is extremely effective in muscle toning and definition.
Here is a quick upper body workout that is inspired by barre. All you need is a set of light dumbbells and your breath.
I hope that you enjoy it:) Please make sure to share, comment, and like.
*thank you to my fabulous client, Sabine, for being my demonstrator:)
Are you having a difficult time finding time to work out? I totally get it. Our lives are crazy busy!! I’m here to help. 🙂
Here is a 10 Minute Arm Workout that can be done anywhere and requires no equipment!
Looking for more workouts to do in your home? Ask me about our online programs!!!