You guys are going to LOVE this Total Body Tabata Blast Workout. I’ve taught it three times this week and all of my students had great things to say about after…and LOTS of feedback about how they were feeling the day or two after. 😉
I love a good tabata workout. They’re such an amazing blend of cardio and strength. Personally, I find their top selling point to be how much you can cram into a short amount of time. This total body tabata workout is only 36 minutes long but I promise that you will get a total body workout and will be dripping in sweat at the end.
I’m going to keep up my total salesgirl pitch right now and tell you that it’s also very accessible because many of the exercises use bodyweight only and the ones with dumbbells could easily be substituted for a bodyweight or resistance band variation so you can do it at home or on the go.
Here are the details…
TOTAL BODY TABATA BLAST WORKOUT
I love you guys but I didn’t take pictures or make a video for this one because you’ve seen all of these exercises on my blog before. If you really sweet talk me I might consider leading the whole workout on a Facebook live so let me know if that’s something you’re interested in.
Some notes for clarity…
- It’s helpful to download a tabata timer app. There are many of them available in the app store.
- The single leg reach variation is just putting dumbbell out in front of you (or a cone or a water bottle or whatever) and reaching to tap it instead of doing a weighted single leg deadlift.
- The kneeling single arm row is done in a low lunge position with your forearm across the thigh in front and the dumbbell in the other hand. You’re slightly hinged forward, gaze in front of your front foot and core engaged. With the hand holding the dumbbell, row the elbow straight back behind you, squeezing the upper back.
- To modify for no dumbbells…go bodyweight on all squats, lunges and deadlifts. For the upper body, use a resistance band and perform the same exact movements!
- Oh and my biggest FYI is that tabata push ups are the worst no matter how you slice it and dice it. I highly recommend setting a goal number for yourself and trying to maintain that every round so you don’t go out too fast and find your arms have turned to mush. I think 8 is a great goal and that ends up being 64 push ups in just 4 minutes!
As always, I would love to hear your feedback and I’m available for questions.
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