I promised myself when I started running again I would cross train with weights or functional exercises in addition to running but I have not lived up to that promise. Since the Best Body Bootcamp ended at the end of April I did Jackie Warner’s program for 10 days and then nothing but yoga and running. The problem is that I honestly do not have time, between work, family, blogging, running and yoga there is literally no time left in the day. I am not trying to make excuses but I am just stating facts so instead of doing nothing I have decided to come up with a solution to this problem.
My solution to this problem is Tabata training. Tabata training is falls under the category of high intensity interval training and it consists of 20 seconds of intense training followed by 10 seconds of rest repeated 8 times for a total of 4 minutes. Tabata was founded by Professor Izumi Tabata and his studies have shown that this type of exercise improves both aerobic and anaerobic systems. So if you want to burn fat, improve endurance and increase strength in a short period of time then Tabata is the workout to do!!!
I have put together a 5 Round Tabata workout that utilizes 2 alternating exercises for each round with 1 minute rest in between each Tabata for a full body workout that can be completed in less than 30 minutes.
My best friend during Tabata training is my GYMBOSS Interval Timer!!!
From the GYMBOSS website: “The GYMBOSS is a small, easy to use, repeating interval timer. This multi-use timer has many versatile functions that make it beneficial to virtually any type of exercise program.”
I have tried to use many apps on my phone and iPad for Tabata training but nothing I have found compares to GYMBOSS!!! This portable clip-on timer lets me focus on my workouts instead of the time, when my GYMBOSS beeps I know it is time to switch gears. In addition to Tabata training you can use GYMBOSS for Tabata training, running, weight training or just about any exercise that requires a timer. If you don’t already have a GYMBOSS it is definitely worth the investment.
If you would like your very own GYMBOSS you can enter my giveaway below using the Rafflecopter form. I will pick a winner on Tuesday!! Goodluck all!!!
Disclosure: GYMBOSS provided the item for the giveaway. I was not compensated in any other way for this post and as always all opinions are 100% my own.
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