Tabata workouts are short workouts that can increase you aerobic and anaerobic capacity tremendously. You push yourself as hard as you can for 20 seconds and rest for 10 seconds until you complete 8 sets of each exercise. You want to do at least 4 exercises. If you are running low on time you can just do 2 of the exercises, but it is best to do as much as you can.
Start with push-ups. Perform them for 20 seconds at a high-intensity. Rest for 10 seconds, and then go back to doing push-ups for 20 seconds. Once you complete eight sets of push-ups, rest for one minute.
Next, move on to squats and repeat the sequence of 20 seconds on, 10 seconds off. Once you finish eight sets of squats, rest for one minute, and then do rows. After rows, finish the workout with sit-ups.
Tabata is PERFECT to do at home or in a hotel, because it requires no equipment and it can be done quickly.
It is also a great to switch up your routine, and improve endurance and speed. Incorporate this type of workout into your fitness routine and you will produce massive results!
Visit the Strength Training page for more information on equipment you can use to increase the intensity for this Tabata workout.
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