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 ❤
Happy Fitness Friday all!
Here are two exercises that will help strengthen your upper body and give you those tank top ready arms.
1) Up Downs: go up into your push up position and then down into a forearm plank (up, up, down, down)
2) Push up variation: push up, shoulder tap each side, hand together each side. Do this with wide legs for a stronger base.
To modify, try these exercises on your knees.
10-15 repetitions of each.
Please let me know if you would like more workout videos like this one ❤
Sometimes in fitness (and in life!) staying still is the hardest. However, it can also be the most effective
Try these plank variations that will challenge you to stay still:
1) Knee to elbow hold
2) Side plank angel
3) High plank lifting one leg
Try to hold each for 30 seconds and make sure to perform them on both sides.
Enjoy and happy Fitness Friday!
I hope that you are having a wonderful weekend and are gearing up for another amazing week!
Here is a Basic Bodyweight Workout that can help you start the week on the right foot. It is great for anyone who is just getting back to working out or for those who need an easy workout in this heat (myself included; it’s 100 here in San Diego!!!).
Please click here for the full 10 minute workout. Did I mention that you can do all of my workouts in the comfort of your own home? Maybe even in your pajamas? That beats the gym any day :). Hope you enjoy it.
It’s that time of the week again: Fitness Friday!!!
Lately, I have been completely obsessed with the Tabata format for my workouts. They are so efficient and I love knowing how much more time I have left in a workout.
Today I have an Arms and Abs Workout for you that follows this same format: 20 seconds on, 10 seconds off, 8x through for each move. You will need a set of dumbbells, a soft surface and plenty of water for this workout. And there may be a surprise at the end….. 🙂
I really hope that you enjoy it!
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Happy Monday everyone!
I hope that you had a wonderful Easter weekend and are ready for a great week!
Here is a quick, 10 Minute Ab Workout to help you get started on the right foot (or oblique! Trainer joke 🙂 ) I love this workout because it is for any level and will tone your arms as well.
And, be on the lookout for a very, special guest…..