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Easy Tabata Workout

Easy Tabata Workout

Easy Tabata workout

A form of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is a tabata workout: because you push yourself for a short amount of time and then rest. They are intense but amazing! These workouts are great for getting your heart rate UP!


Tabatas are perfect if you are short on time but want to burn major calories! A tabata workout is 8 cycles of  20 seconds of work with 10 seconds of rest for a total of 4 minutes. Yes, I said 4 minutes! The 20 seconds of work are meant to push you! You should be giving your all throughout these 20 second bursts.


In this easy tabata workout, you will do each exercise for a full set. Meaning 8 cycles of each exercise before moving onto the next exercise. If you are not to that level yet, you could break down the set into half sets, meaning you could do the first exercise for 4 rounds then the next for 4 and so on. So, doing the full tabata would take 32 minutes plus warm up and cool down! And then, if you do half tabatas, it would only be 16 minutes plus warm up and cool down! Now who doesn’t have time for that?


Wondering why you need to warm up, check this out


The best way to time a tabata workout is by downloading a tabata app onto your smartphone. It will count down the tabata for you and tell you when to rest and when to work! I use Tabata Timer: Interval Timer Workout Timer HIIT, which I found in the Google play app. You can use any Tabata app that will have a timer for 20 seconds of work and 10 seconds of rest. It may also give you the number of cycles and sets.


Here it is, my easy tabata workout!

Jogging in place

Jumping Jacks and Modified Jumping Jacks

Push Ups and Modified Push Ups 


Forward Lunges

Plank and Alternate Plank

Floor Bridge

Calf Raises


Now that your workout is complete, don’t forget to cool down

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