You know what’s enough to turn even the most hardened among us into a quivering mess? Tabata. It’s bloody hard work – let’s just get that out of the road up front. It’s four minutes of what equates to pretty much hell on earth, but also kind of fun in a sucky way (if you’re a masochist) and seriously good for you, for a bunch of reasons I’ve outlined just here.
So, given that Tuesday starts with a T and Tabata also starts with a T, I think it would be remiss of me not to put together a Tabata Tuesday workout. I know I know, the genius in its simplicity Team. You’ve only got four rounds of Tabata here, but if you’re doing it right (i.e working to maximum capacity) then four rounds should be more than enough to have you dry heaving.
Now because Tabata is a form of High Intensity Interval Training, it’s best performed by more experienced/confident athletes amongst us (yes I’m looking at you, you are an athlete). Basically, if you’ve got any health concerns/risks, this one is not for you until you’ve received clearance from a doctor. And if you are going to give it a crack, please make sure you warm up thoroughly, focusing on the specific muscles you’re going to be working.
Alright, that’s it from me.
Happy (TABATA) Tuesday!!
p.s You’ll find all of these exercises (bar the weighted squat, which is pretty self-explanatory) in my pictorial exercise index here. The travelling lunges I’ve demo’d using dumbbells, but the premise is the same.