Happy hump day! For #workoutwednesday, I put together a leg-intensive tabata routine. This routine is great for an at-home workout since it requires no equipment. But don’t let the bodyweight movements fool you: tabata is an intense workout. This form of HIIT has a 2:1 work-to-rest ratio – so you’re working twice as long as you’re resting. Each movement should be performed at max effort for 20 seconds, followed by 10 seconds of rest, for 8 rounds.
Before we get into the movements, let’s dive into some of the benefits of tabata:
- It’s a great time-saver. Tabata is a quick, effective workout. Studies have shown that you can burn the same amount of calories in 4 minutes as you would in a 20-minute traditional cardio session.
- It’ll spike your heart rate and keep your metabolism fired up even after your workout.
- It can be varied easily. Check out this post for more exercise examples to build your own routines.
Seems like a win, right? Try it out and let me know what you think. And don’t forget to warm up first!
Have you tried tabata? What’re your favorite movements?