Advanced Tabata Combo Routine

Tabata workouts are hard no matter what your fitness level. This routine from Brendon Carter uses 4 advanced exercises together with the Tabata protocol to push you to your limits.

Try it yourself:

  • Alternating Jump Lunges
  • Lizard Hops
  • Handstand Kick Ups
  • High Knee Jumps Squats

Tabata on a Rebounder

We’re always looking for new ways to exercise using the Tabata protocol. This week we feature an interesting routine on an Urban Rebounder Trampolineand we like it!

Some of the benefits on doing workouts on a rebounder include:

  • Reduces the impact of each exercise on the primary joints like your knees and ankles
  • Vertical movement increases lymph circulation through the body
  • Helps improve digestion
  • Great for the skeletal system and increasing bone mass
  • Helps improve balance by stimulating the vestibule in the middle ear
  • Helps circulate oxygen throughout the body to increase energy
  • And…its fun!

44 Bodyweight Exercises You Can Try Tabata Style!

Here are 44 bodyweight exercises demonstrated by Tee Major that you can try doing in your next Tabata workout:

Bit of warning, since Tee Major is a military fitness trainer, some of these exercises are pretty advanced. Stick to those that you can complete on the Tabata protocol before trying the more advanced ones.

Some of these exercises require equipment:

  • Chin Up Bar
  • Fitness Ball
  • Ab Roller
  • Bench

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: