What's a Tabata? It's this week's ThrowDown Thursday workout. Can you handle it?
To complete a "tabata" you choose one exercise and do it for 20 seconds. Then rest for 10 seconds and repeat 8 times. It's helpful to use a timer. Once you complete the 8 rounds then rest one minute and go to the next exercise.
Any exercise can be incorporated into a Tabata and a incline sprint is a great tabata to add to the end of a full body workout.
Here's our very spooky Transylvania Tabata:
Here's a video explanation of the exercises complete with a Minnie appearance:
Tabata's are also great for a group boot camp setting. Have everyone start at a different exercise and rotate through. We did a Tabata workout at the Fitness & Health Bloggers Conference last summer.
Have you done Tabata's before? What do you use as your timer?
Love and Twilight,
Carissa & Kyle