Quick Start Morning Workout

If you are looking for a quick and to the point workout to kick start your day, look no further than Tabata!

Tabata is a 16-minute intense interval training routine. Four exercises are used; each exercise is performed for 20 seconds of activity at full effort with 10-second rest periods (8 sets) consecutively for a 4-minute duration. All you need is a stopwatch and a mat.

After a 4-minute comprehensive warm-up try one of these Tabata circuits

Tabata Circuit 1 – cardio:

  • Jumping jacks/skipping or high knees
  • Speed squat – hands behind head, squat up and down as fast as you can
  • Split lunge- alternating leg lunges with a jump – modification: walking lunges
  • Mountain climber – knee into chest – modification: leap frog

Tabata Circuit 2 – upper body strength/core:

  • Moving plank – prone plank to plank on elbows and back up, and back down…
  • Push-ups
  • Tricep dips
  • Bicycle crunches – done from tabletop position

Written by Keri Cawthorne and featured on Pretty Hard Work

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