Quick Arms and Abs Workout

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 ❤

Arms and Abs Workout for Fitness Friday

Hello all,

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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