Can busy moms do Tabata training too? Because you can get a total body workout in 4 minutes flat, there’s really no excuse not to be able to squeeze in a workout between the kids schedules.
What about intensity levels? Tabata training will normally have you collapsed on the floor after completing the 8 rounds for a single exercise. But the beauty about the Tabata training protocol is that you can choose exercises or a combination of exercises that will give you a great total body workout without over-training.
For example, you could alternate between a light dumbbell swing for working out the upper body and simple mountain climbers that works out your core and lower body.
Are you ready to workout till you throw up? This is one of the toughest and most grueling Tabata combos ever!
Here’s the deal:
8 rounds of squats – 20 seconds per round and 10 seconds rest between each round
8 rounds of pushups – 20 seconds per round and 10 seconds rest between each round
8 rounds of sit ups – 20 seconds per round and 10 seconds rest between each round
8 rounds of pull ups – 20 seconds per round and 10 seconds rest between each round
This advance workout is a great test of your overall strength and endurance. Make sure you make a note of the maximum repetitions for each interval and total them up.
After several weeks of training, you can repeat this monster of a workout to try and beat your best scores.