Need Some Variety to Your Workouts? – Tabata!

Tabata session at Kambeitz Chiropractic Health & Wellness Center P.C.Have you ever been to the gym by yourself, worked out for about an hour, but don’t really feel sore, and didn’t really break a sweat?

Perhaps it’s because you could use a little Tabata mixed into your routine!

Tabata is a four minute routine added in your workout of the day that gets the heart rate pumping while utilizing different muscle groups.

A lot of the times moving from one machine to another machine, taking a swig of water, chatting with a friend at the gym, slows down the intensity of a workout.  Tabata is opposite of this.  Pick an exercise that you can push yourself hard at for 20 seconds. Our trainers set a watch and signal you to go at full intensity for 20 seconds followed by a 10 second break before returning back to another 20 seconds of full intensity.  This continues for 4 minutes.

Some ideas for the 20 second exercises are:

  • Jump roping
  • Power squatting
  • Jump lunges
  • Mountain climbers
  • Push ups
  • Pull ups
  • Ice skaters
  • High steppers
  • Fast steppers

Sometimes our trainers will make you stick to one exercise for each of the 8, twenty second intervals, and other times switch between different workouts.

Either way, once those four minutes are over, you’re likely feeling the burn, your cheeks are rosy, and you need a moment to recover!

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