Tabata is a fantastic way to get a quick at home workout in when you have a million things on the go and not a lot of time. Remember though, if you are going to cut the time in a workout - that usually means a trade of in the form of higher intensity.
What is it exactly?
Tabata is a form of HIIT; which stands for High Intensity Interval Training. HIIT has
received a lot of hype lately; mainly because of its notorious fat burning qualities. Tabata training was discovered by Japanese scientist Dr. Izumi Tabata and team of researchers from the National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Tokyo. What the researchers found was that Tabata interval training has more impact on both the aerobic and anaerobic systems in the body. This was compared to other forms of training such as steady state, moderate, etc.
The breakdown of the Tabata workout is this:
Push yourself as hard as you can for 20 seconds and then rest for 10 seconds; this constitutes one set. You will then complete 8 rounds of the exercise.
There are different ways that you can structure this exercise as a result. This version uses your bodyweight due to the fact that many of us are now still trapped at home a la lockdown, but do not want to start resembling a potato. (Potatoes can be cute - but I digress.)
Pushup with Alternating Glute Raise
Bodyweight Step ups: I added a little "jump" in there and immediately regretted it
Low Jumping Jacks
Pilates Plank into Downward Dog
Missing 8th exercise
There are, yes, supposed to be a total of 8 exercises but Wolfie distracted me near the end!! Anyone else feel me? #furbabymamaprobs