July 26: Tabata Thursday

Hi friends! I’m in between classes right now, but wanted to get up this week’s Tabata Thursday video!

We ALL have 4 minutes to spare- shake (or jump, muaha) those legs out and you’ll feel much better.

For more info on Tabata training, check out this post.

Some things to remember:

-Always warm up and cool down before any type of interval training. Remember that this is an advanced style of training, and not something to just jump into. If you’re just getting started, start with some basic intervals and a consistent cardio routine before venturing into the crazy stuff. 

-Check with a doc before making any fitness changes and modify as necessary. You know your body best, so don’t do anything that hurts or aggravates current injuries. Let ’em heal!

-Alternate interval training with rest days or steady state. Your heart is a muscle- remember, it needs rest, too! Check out the July workout calendar for ideas on how to incorporate Tabata Thursdays into your routine.

Here’s this week’s video- hope you enjoy. I skipped the music so it wouldn’t get banned on YouTube, but feel free to blast your favorite song. I’d love to hear what you chose 🙂

You can just do this video one time to get the benefits, or challenge: pick 3 Tabata Thursday videos to do at some point today (max 3 workouts). 

-Check in! I’d love to see a sweaty post-workout pic (tweet me @fitnessista) or leave a comment to let me know how it went!

Check in

Happy sweating <3



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  1. Alex @ Brain, Body, Because on July 26, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    Tabata training is so intense. Thanks for the awesome workout!

  2. Yaara on July 26, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Thanks for this Gina!! Loove the mountain climbers into plank jacks–I see we have a common love for Zuzka moves. You are looking soo lean and toned girl!! I did some Tabata too today but did a mix of my own moves–burpees; low jacks; squat jumps; mountain climbers. Great stuff!

  3. Kaila @healthyhelperblog! on July 26, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Awesome! Can’t wait to try this out! I love the challenge idea too. 😉

  4. melissa on July 26, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    Fun! Stuck my favorite Tabata song (A-Punk by Vampire Weekend) into my playlist in a couple hours to remind me to do another round 🙂

  5. Liana on July 26, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    Love it! Makes me wanna start Insanity again 🙂 I’m so excited to have an opportunity to do a Master Insanity class with Shaun T. in Denver this October! I can’t wait 😀

  6. Lauren on July 26, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    Woah that tabata workout looks intense!! I’m definitely going to try it, though!! Thanks for posting!


  7. Kristen on July 26, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    I don’t mean to sound creepy or anything but what sports bra are you wearing? I couldn’t help but notice that your “girls” stay put. I have such a problem with mine and it often interferes with my workout. So annoying! Hope you don’t mind me asking that. I just really need a couple of awesome sports bras.

    • Fitnessista on July 29, 2012 at 1:37 am

      thank you, kristen! sorry i’m just now getting back to you
      i was wearing the flow y bra from lululemon, which is my everything bra. i wear it for yoga, weights, zumba, sleeping (i always sleep in a sports bra), and around the casa
      for high impact stuff, like tabata or sprints, i like the ta ta tamer the best. the girls don’t move AT ALL. it’s amazing haha. they do run a little small through, so i recommend going to a store to try one on instead of just ordering online

      • Brittany on July 29, 2012 at 3:00 pm

        Do you like lululemon gear? I need new workout clothes.

  8. Cassie on July 26, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    My first Tabata! It was so great! So much fun. I doubt my downstairs neighbors appreciated it ha ha. But it was only 4 minutes… and I’m still panting! woooo!

  9. Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn on July 26, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    Boom ba doom! BUTT KICKER. Love tabata.

  10. Conni on July 26, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    Warmed up with a zumba class (because I’m crazy) and just finished tabata!! I’m currently between classes and was doing my tabata before the hip hop class I teach. Some of my students came in early and were looking at me like I was crazy (probably because I was screaming and grunting the whole time). Off to teach!!

  11. Averie @ Averie Cooks on July 26, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    You’re such a dedicated blogger with all your shapeup posts, Gina -I need to get more dedicated to try them 🙂

  12. Amy on July 26, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    I did the third video today with some lower body strength. Obv I’ll be feeling it tomorrow!

  13. Michelle @ Eat Move Balance on July 26, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    Awesome video–again. Thank you!!!! I love these. 🙂

  14. purelymichelle on July 26, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    awesome workout Gina!! will have to try it, it has been awhile since I did a tabata workout. been taking a break from them, but seeing this makes me want to go do it!

  15. @pluvk on July 26, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    Got in my Tabata today! Thanks, Gina! My song of choice was Jennifer Lopez’s “Follow The Leader.” At 3:59, it’s the almost perfect Tabata song!

  16. Melissa (Better Fit) on July 27, 2012 at 4:03 am

    Great new tabata video! Love the icky shuffle 🙂

  17. Lindsay on July 27, 2012 at 9:18 am

    This was the first tabata Thursday I’ve been able to try, and I LOVED it! Thank you Gina! This one’s done…now to take on your challenge. 🙂

  18. Cat @sugaraddictsanonymous on July 27, 2012 at 9:35 am

    Thanks for the workout! That was awesome. Hope to get around two it for at least one more round today. Thanks for introducing me to Tabata. I love it so far!

  19. K on July 27, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    love these posts! thanks!

  20. Mary Beth on July 27, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    Awesome video! I coach a high school cheerleading team. We did this video twice this morning for practice. They hated it, I loved it. The jumps help with their kicks!! They are also great because they are quick, which works well for an hour practice. I plan on using the others in the coming practices!! Thanks again!

  21. Madison (Pointy Toe Shoe Crew) on July 28, 2012 at 9:50 am

    This week, my boyfriend walked in on me doing Tabata Thursday in my underwear.
    He didn’t complain…or even ask what I was doing.

  22. Molly on July 28, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    Whew! Just completed the video as a warm up for my two show day. Thanks!!

  23. Erin on August 1, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    This is my favorite Tabata Thursday video yet! Thanks =)

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