Happy Tabata Thursday, friends! Remember the good ol’ days when I used to post a Tabata workout on Thursday mornings? (And, you know, actually update my YouTube channel every so often.) Well, I’m back in video action. It felt so good to set up the tripod and film a couple of new workouts to share!
This first one combines two of my favorite thing: barre and Tabata!
And yes, they can actually go together in a super sweaty combo.
To be totally honest, some of the “Tabata” workouts out there aren’t true Tabatas. The key is to really push yourself, and elevate your heart rate as quickly as possible. Otherwise, those 20 seconds will fly by and you won’t receive the benefits. So sorry, biceps curls aren’t going to do the trick. This is why many true Tabata workouts will involve powerful speed drills and plyometrics. You want to make every second count!
If you’re unfamiliar with Tabata, here is a post with all of the details! The basic rundown is that you’ll work as hard as you can for 20 seconds, rest for 10 seconds, and complete 8 rounds for 4 minutes total. It’s an advanced style of training, for those who are already comfortable with steady state workouts, intense intervals, and do not have any health contraindications. As always, talk with a doctor before making any fitness changes and honor your body. Modify as needed.
Just because we’re working hard doesn’t mean that you have to JUMP. You can get your heart rate up without the impact! I share some modifications to decrease the impact in the video below.
I didn’t include any music, because YouTube always blocked it, and because after I go through the exercises, you can crank your own music. Just listen for the beeps that will tell you when to start and rest.
Will you follow along with me?? It only takes 4 minutes.
You can complete this workout up to 3 times total. For a full workout, combine it with this Strength workout, lower body burner, and plank burner.
Let me know how it goes!
Any video workouts you’d like to see in the future??
Have a wonderful day!