How To Set Up Your Interval Timer for Tabata Training

Tabata training sets are intense and grueling. The last thing you want to have happen is the distraction of having to monitor the time.

The Gymboss interval timer is a handy little solution. This tiny timer has a clip at the back and can either be placed next to you or attached to your clothing.

The Gymboss interval timer allows you to set two timed intervals for each training round. For Tabata training, I set the first interval at 10 seconds. This gives me a 10 second preparation time after I hit the “start” button so I don’t need to rush.

Setting the rest interval first also ensures that the timer ends immediately after the last activity cycle finishes.

Next, you will set the timer mode to auto-countdown for 8 rounds. You could also set it to manual where you have to hit the “start” button after each round. I prefer to set it on full auto so that the urgency of the next round keeps me focused on my workout.


Once the timer is setup up, just hit “Start” and let the fun begin! I prefer to set the timer to beep loudly and to also vibrate. I like to clip it on my waist so that I can feel the vibration between each interval. This is very handy when I am doing Tabata sprints where I am moving around a lot and saves me from having to look at the timer altogether.

Hope you found this useful. Enjoy your workout! 🙂

UPDATE VIDEO: How To Set Up Gymboss Timer for Tabata

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