Hi! How’s your afternoon going? Hope you’re having a great one so far! I stayed back from hiking to catch up on some work, and also enjoy a rare treat: a nap! So good.
Today, I have a new workout for you that’s a mixture of two of my favorite things: Tabata and strength. You can read more about Tabata training here, but it’s a time-efficient way to maximize your cardio sessions. You work as hard as possible for 20 seconds, rest for 10, and complete 8 rounds for a total of 4 minutes in each Tabata rounds. Since you’re working to your personal maximum effort, you are huffing and puffing (ready for a break) when the 4 minutes are over. This is where the strength training kicks in. It will give you a chance to recover slightly before hitting the next Tabata round, but keep your heart rate elevated for a higher calorie burn during the entire session.
Here’s what the workout looks like: