Is your excuse to starting a fitness program, time? Do you have a busy daily routine? Perhaps you have found what you have been looking for! Tabata training requires that you work out at a high intensity to help elevate your fitness level. This style of training has become popular because it helps you maximize results with minimal time commitment in the gym.
Tabata training consists of a set protocol of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT).
A Tabata routine requires you to alternate intense bouts of exercise with short periods of rest.
The exercise timing is 20 seconds of high intensity, followed by 10 seconds of rest, repeated continually for eight full sets of the chosen exercises. A traditional Tabata routine is made up of four exercises in total, which makes your workout time a quick four minutes.
Tabata was originally designed for one Tabata to be performed per training session, so I’ve provided my personal favorite leg- and glute-focused routine below:
– Leg and Glute Tabata HIIT –
Exercise 1: Squat – 20 seconds Rest: 10 seconds *weights are optional*
Exercise 2: Right leg reverse lunge to knee drive – 20 seconds Rest: 10 seconds
Exercise 3: Left leg reverse lunge to knee drive – 20 seconds Rest: 10 seconds
Exercise 4: Alternating lateral lunge – 20 seconds Rest: 10 seconds
| Repeat: 2-3x |