TABATA: (n.) – A type of high intensity interval training that will whip your bootie into phenomenal shape.
TABATA BAND WORKOUT: (n.) A type of High intensity interval training that will whip your bootie into phenomenal shape using a resistance band wrapped around a pole or sturdy device.
TABATA BAND WORKOUT AT THE BEACH: (n.) A type of High intensity interval training that will whip your bootie into phenomenal shape using a resistance band wrapped around a palm tree, done barefoot in the sand. Also see: my new favorite fat incinerating workout
I present to you, the workout….
All you need: Stopwatch, resistance band, and palm tree (no palm tree use, aforementioned pole or sturdy device)
Each Tabata interval consists of 20 seconds of high intensity (high intensity = as hard as you can go) exercise followed by 10 seconds of rest. (This is what 20/10 means below) This is repeated eight times straight for a total of 4 minutes. That 4 minutes = 1 round
It’s hard, but it goes by…like that. Promise.
1 round equals the following:
1. Squat and Row 20/10
2. Swimmers (back straight, arms straight, touch band to shoulders) 20/10
3. Tight Rotations (right side) 20/10
4. Tight Rotations (left side) 20/10
5. Punches (right leg forward) 20/10
6. Punches (left leg forward) 20/10
7. Swimmers (back straight, arms straight, touch band to shoulders) 20/10
8. Squat and Row. 20/10
Week 1 = 6 rounds
week 2 = 7 rounds
Week 3 = 8 rounds
Week 4 = Treat yourself to a new bikini.
Click on this video for waaaay more thorough instructions and to have Coach Nick Tumminello show you the light.
Hop on the tabata bandwagon. Ba dun dun cha!