I wrote a post some time back about how to setup your Gymboss timer for Tabata interval training. However, I still get asked via email about what tool I use to keep track of my workouts. So I decided to create a detailed video showing how I use the Gymboss Interval Timer specifically for Tabata intervals. Watch the video below:
Also, the Gymboss Timer can also be used as a stopwatch that is suited for “for time” type of Crossfit workouts.
What I like about this timer:
Its affordable – only $19.95 for the basic version
Its small and lightweight
It has a clip to clip on to my workout attire
Loud beep with vibration option for when I’m working out to music
The “burpee” exercise is an excellent total body exercise for your Tabata workout. The movements are simple but since you are using all major muscle groups in this exercise you’re going to be feeling a very intense burn from the third set onwards.
If the going gets tough, you can skip the optional push up and jump. Generally speaking, doing 8 to 12 reps per 20 second interval in good form is great.
Begin from a standing position.
Drop your hand down towards your feet and jump both feet back away from your hands to a push up position. For added intensity, you can add a single push up after your get into the push up position.
Then, jump your feet back towards your hands and stand up back to your starting position. For added intensity, you can add a full jump as you stand up.
As with all the Tabata exercises, using a Gymboss interval timer will make it easy for you to keep track of time during the high-intensity sections and the rest times in between.