Tabatas: High-Intensity Interval-Training

Tabatas, HIIT, High Intensity Interval Training, jumping

I’ve Been Ignoring Tabatas For Way Way Too Long

Tabata training is a popular form of High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). It consists of eight rounds of ultra-high-intensity exercises in a specific 20-seconds-on, 10-seconds-off intervals.

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Remember last month I was celebrating getting my butt kicked by 8th-Grade Calisthenics? Still true, but WOW, what a workout. I’m SOLD!

Jumping Jacks, Tabata, Fitness

Why I #LOVE Tabatas

  • 1. The Workout is Fast
    – Anywhere from 8 to 20 minutes and I’m done
    – OR, I can choose to keep going
    – More Work means More Calories Burned
  • 2. I Don’t Have to Learn Anything New
    – I’m recycling old Grade-School Exercises
    – Think: Burpees, Mountain Climbers, Jumping Jacks, High Knee Lifts
    – Start slow to ensure good technique (come on, they’re Jumping Jacks)
    – Gradually increase “Intensity”
    – More “Intensity” mean more “Work”
    – More “Work”; mean more Calories Burned

    What This Tabata Video Has For You: Follow Along, You’ll Be Glad You Did

    1. Squat Thrust (30 seconds On, 10 seconds Rest x 8)
    2. Mountain Climbers (30 seconds On, 10 seconds Rest x 8)
    3. Jumping Jacks (30 seconds On, 10 seconds Rest x 8)
    4. High Knee Lifts (30 seconds On, 10 seconds Rest x 8)


  • Up Next, I try my hand at Kendo Tabatas… Stay Tuned.


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