32 Consecutive Tabata Rounds

“Tabata Something Else” is the name of a popular Crossfit WOD (Workout Of the Day). We have a demo video here with round-by-round scores so you can see how you match up in this grueling workout!

Here’s the workout:

  • 8 Rounds of Pullups
  • 8 Rounds of Pushups
  • 8 Rounds of Sit Ups
  • 8 Rounds of Squats

There’s no additional rest period between each exercise (aside from the 10 second rest interval). Good luck!

Tabata Workout in Your Hotel Room?

I got a gem of a video for you today. This simple and highly effective workout from trainer Haskel Garmaise can be done in a hotel room or at home – no equipment needed (aside from a good Tabata timer).

What I love about this workout is that it incorporates 2 simple workout protocols – the descending ladder and tabata training protocol followed by a simple ab workout to end.

The “descending ladder” means you perform 10 reps of a particular exercise in the first set, followed by 9 reps, then 8 reps and so on until you work your way down to 1. In this video, the example is as follows:

Set 1: 10 pushups, 10 sit ups and 10 squats
Set 2: 9 pushups, 9 sit ups and 9 squats
Set 3: 8 pushups, 8 sit ups and 8 squats
Set 4: 7 pushups, 7 sit ups and 7 squats
Set 5: 6 pushups, 6 sit ups and 6 squats
Set 6: 5 pushups, 5 sit ups and 5 squats
Set 7: 4 pushups, 4 sit ups and 4 squats
Set 8: 3 pushups, 3 sit ups and 3 squats
Set 9: 2 pushups, 2 sit ups and 2 squats
Set 1: 1 pushups, 1 sit ups and 1 squats

Next, is on to Tabata Exercises. Starting with our all time favorite – burpees, then jump squats, mountain climbers and plyometric lunges. You can either do all these separately as individual Tabata sets each or do it as part of one Tabata circuit.

Finally, the workout is ended with a simple ab routine of standard Ab Crunches or Figure 4 crunches.

Although Haskel Garmaise presented this as a “hotel room” workout when travelling, I think it makes a great total body workout program you can adopt for 3-4 times during the week. It covers all the major muscle groups and is a great cardiovascular workout too.

Check it out here:

Modified Tabata Interval Training

If you think your regular Tabata routine is too easy – you can always modify it by adding more rounds and doing a second set right after the first.

Here’s an uncut video of Jason Yun doing two 12 round (instead of 8 ) Tabata interval sessions back to back with a 2 minute rest between sets.

In the first modified Tabata set (12 rounds), he’s doing Pushups, Squat jumps, Speed Rows and Monkey Jumps. So you will end up doing 3 rounds of each exercise.

The second set consists of Hindu Pushups, Super Lunges, Diamond Cutters, and Burps.

These are all body weight exercises and no equipment required aside from a good Tabata Timer. Check it out:

Upper Body Tabata Circuit Workout

This weeks Tabata workout video consist of alternating between medicine ball throws and elastic band rows.

This routine will test your upper body endurance. The medicine ball will train your triceps, deltoids as well as your hand eye coordination. The elastic band rows will work out your back muscles and biceps.

Enjoy!