Some days you simply can’t seem to get in your gear and out the door to the gym. No worries, we are going to give you a workout you can do at home, and we promise, you’re going to feel this one!
Have you heard of Tabata? It’s a high-intensity interval training style that was developed by the Japanese professor Dr. Izumi Tabata in the late 1990s. It involves 20 seconds of hard work followed by 10 seconds of rest.
This type of training offers the maximum benefits with the least amount of time. Just how we like it, right? But you really have to push yourself. Tabata will raise your metabolism and heart rate and the short rest forces the body to keep moving before it actually recovers from the previous set. The best part is that your body is going to burn fat for hours after the workout has ended.
So, let´s get started. All you need is a mat, a timer and some good music.
5 minutes warm up
20 seconds hard work/10 seconds (active) rest in total of 8 rounds.
5 minutes cool down
Do 20 seconds squats followed by ten seconds rest. Do 20 seconds push-ups followed by ten seconds rest. Do 20 seconds of mountain climbers followed by 10 seconds rest. Do 20 seconds leg raises followed by 10 seconds rest. Then do the whole cycle again, eight times in total.
Good luck and have fun!
By: Henriette Danielsen